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Date: ---- Month ---- [Year:] 132[3] 

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Lalehzar, The respected section of Anjoman-e Tablighat-e Islami [Islamic Propagation Organization]

Copy to: Ayatollah Seyyed Mohamamd Behbahani

Are you—who care for the religion [of Islam] and are the custodians of the religion—aware that our Twelver Imam’s country of us is trampled upon by a thousand members of the Baha’i party, especially in Abadeh, which only recently was rescued from the yoke of the infidels, and where the call of  Islam was raised?

However, due to the tyranny of non-Muslims, and through instigation of Baha’i officials, our city is under such pressure that we are forced to run away.

[The situation is] worse than before. The guard is at the entrance gate of the mosque, our sermons [are] under surveillance. A number of Muslims [are] jailed in the garrison. [There is] no one [there] to hear our plight. Urgent action [needed]. 

Sharif Va’ezin Abadehei



[Handwritten note on top of the page:]  Copy of a cable dated 27 Ordibehesht 1323 [17 May 1944] from Abadeh

[Handwritten note below the text:] Copy matches original.

[Signature:] [Illegible] -- 2 Khordad 1323 [23 May 1944]