[PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION FROM PERSIAN]

 

[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets]

[Personal information has been redacted.]

 

[Emblem]

Ministry of the Interior

Intelligence Office

 

[Date:] 21 Aban 1329 [12 November 1950]

[Number:] 8872

 

Office of Law Enforcement

 

The telegraphic report from Boroujen dated 14 Aban 1329 [5 November 1950] is quoted below:

 

“Following reports 4, 10 and 12 of the current month [26 October, 1 and 3 November 1950], as a result of disputes and the exchange of allegations between Muslims and Baha’is, the clash [between the two groups] has become even stronger and as a result, today at one o’clock in the afternoon, a large crowd walked toward the Assembly building [of the Baha’is] and set it on fire. This matter is becoming more and more serious. An order to fire guns was issued and the sound of gunfire was heard. It is the view of this office, based on public rumours and observation of the situation, that the person who is commander of the gendarmerie of Boroujen, Capitan Hakami openly supports the Baha’is, which has made the public even angrier because of his attitude.”

 

On behalf of the Head of Intelligence and Statistics Office, [Signature]

 

[Handwritten Note 1:] Number 15864/N, 21 Aban 1329 [12 November 1950]

[Handwritten Note 2:] There is some background;, enclose it and issue an order for action to be taken immediately. 1:00 p.m., 21 Aban 1329 [12 November 1950]

[Handwritten Note 3:] Action has been taken [Signature], 21 Aban [12 November]