[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:] Tolou

[Date:] 9 Khordad 1334 [31 May 1955]

[Issue No.:] 1110

 

The Buildings of Shoghi Effendi Were Occupied By the Police Force

As our correspondent has reported from Malayer:

The Baha’is of that city have long owned two buildings in the name of Shoghi Effendi in Malayer, where they were promoting the Baha’i religion. Recently, the imam-e jama’t [leader of the congregational prayer] of Malayer informed the governorate; the governorate has inquired of the Office of Registration of Documents, and the Registry Office confirmed the statements of the imam-e jama’t.

Since, during the recent occupation of the Baha’i centres, their centre in Malayer was not occupied, and it was feared that a riot would break out in the city by the Muslims, on the order of the governorate of Malayer, the police force also occupied these two buildings.