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[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets]

[Personal information has been redacted.]

 

[Emblem]

Ministry of the Interior

National Police Force Headquarters

Office of Information [Intelligence]

Confidential Division

 

Date: 7 Khordad 1323 [28 May 1944]

Number: 1/2103/2732

 

Confidential

 

Ministry of the Interior,

 

Further to letter number 15354/15307, dated 2 Esfand 1322 [22 February 1944], we respectfully advise that according to the report of the Police Force of Shiraz, on the evening of 19 Ordibehesht 1323 [9 May 1944], one of the residents of Hemmatabad, one kilometre away from Abadeh, beat up a Muslim [resident]; consequently, a group of Muslims of Abadeh went to Hemmatabad to beat the Baha’is. The commander of the Police Force of Abadeh, together with the head of the Court [of Abadeh], travelled to the location, and since the Gendarmerie had already intervened [on the matter], they [confidently] left the location.

The very next day, a group of Muslims were gathered at the location, intending to vandalise and pillage the Baha’i businesses, but the police and the army [forces] stopped them. In the meanwhile, from the roof of the house of Fereidoun, a Baha’i, stones were thrown [towards the crowd] and suddenly a group of Muslims attacked the house of Hakim, where the Baha’is were gathered, set fire to the entrance door and destroyed the upper door frame. As a result, three Baha’is and two Muslims were injured. The police, with the help of the army [forces], prevented the escalation of the conflict and dispersed the people. On behalf of the commander of the South Battalion, Colonel Amanpour travelled to Abadeh in order to investigate, pursue the perpetrators and prevent the escalation of the riot. The [local] commander of martial law is also investigating the matter. For now, peace has returned to the location. An order has been issued to the police of Shiraz to prevent such occurrences as best [they can] and be alert to law and order. 

 

Acting head of the National Police Force

Colonel Seyf

[Signature]

 

[Stamp: recorded at the confidential registry of the Ministry of the Interior, number: 452, date: 9 Khordad 1323 (30 May 1944)]

[Stamp: Ministry of the Interior, Political Division, number: 1852, date: 16 Khordad 1323 (6 June 1944)]

[Handwritten Note 1:] Please inform [?].

[Handwritten Note 2:] Archive.