[PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION FROM Persian]

 

[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets.]

[Personal information has been redacted.]

[The excerpt below is from the section of the article that pertains to the Baha’i Faith]

 

[Newspaper:] Sahar

[Date:] 31 Mordad 1334 [23 August 1955]

[Issue No.:] 13

 

Dealing with Baha’is

Najafabad

In these few days, obstacles and problems are being added day-by-day and hour-by-hour, and there is a strong possibility of serious consequences. By appointing a large number of junior clergy and merchants to watch people in the passages and bazaar, they are boycotting and restricting any type of association and negotiation amongst the people.

They have even limited and restricted the sale of flour, bread, meat, fruit, sugar, gasoline for cars, and all other accessories to the point where the situation has become very unpleasant. Complaints have been lodged with the Department of Health and the police by several patients, who have received medical prescriptions but have failed to obtain their medication. Regarding the prohibition of the associations, incitements and indoctrination of the preachers, complaints and grievances were reported to the district office, police department and the court of Najafabad, and it is not clear whether that will have any effect or not.

Moving around in or to or from the locality is very, very difficult, and there is a great deal of risk to life and property, and severe anxiety is quite prevalent among the Baha’is.