[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:] Siyasat-e Ma

[Date:] 8 Khordad 1334 [30 May 1955]

[Issue No.:] 694

 

Police Occupied the Buildings of Shoghi Effendi

As our correspondent reports from Malayer:

A long time ago, the Baha’is of that city purchased two buildings in Malayer in the name of Shoghi Effendi, and were engaged in propagating the Baha’i beliefs. Recently, the imam of the congregation of the city reported the matter to the governorate, where the governorate had inquired from the Property Registration Office of the truth of the subject, and the mentioned office had confirmed the statement of the imam of the congregation.

Since, during the recent events of occupation of the Baha’i centres, the Malayer centre had not been occupied, and there was a concern that Muslims might rise up in the city to this effect, at the order of the Governorate of Malayer, the police force also occupied these two buildings.