[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:] Setareh-e Islam

[Date:] 13 Khordad 1334 [4 June 1955]

[Issue No.:] 171

 

The List of the Names of All the Baha’is of Tehran and Other Cities

In a list that has been accessed from all the Baha’is of Tehran and other cities, the names of a few people attract the attention. It seems likely that such people [will] be defiled by such accusations.  Likewise, it calls to attention the names of some women who are educated and well known, although they themselves have never shown the slightest [indication] of Baha’ism.

Considering those whose names had been registered in the Baha’is records, it seems that this perverse group had gradually been organizing a powerful and strong contingent, and in the recent years they have been trying to influence and infiltrate amongst the authorities and the sensitive government posts or among the journalists. Publishing the names of all the Baha’is in this newspaper has been considered, for people to know them better, but for now, it is not in the best interest of the country.