[PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION FROM PERSIAN]

 

[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets]

[Personal information has been redacted.]

 

[Emblem]

Ministry of the Interior

Police Force Headquarters

Number: 5791

Date: 12 Shahrivar 1323 [3 September 1944]

Confidential

Direct

 

Ministry of the Interior,

According to the code-telegraph number 108, received from Kashan, the police force reports that on the night of 7 Shahrivar 1323 [29 August 1944], the doors of the houses of some Baha’is were set on fire. The [police] officers immediately extinguished the fire and arrested a few of the perpetrators. Again, on the night of 8 Shahrivar [30 August], the door of the house of Hussein Azimi was set on fire. The police were instructed to determinedly follow the perpetrators and completely stop similar occurrences from taking place. As the number of guards is not sufficient to maintain order, it is requested that you order an increase in the number of Kashan gendarmes that, they may assist whenever there is an urgent need.

 

The Head of the Police Force

General Seyf [signature]

 

[Handwritten Note 1:] [Stamp: Classified register of Ministry of the Interior, Number 1042, Date: 14 Shahrivar, 1323 [5 September 1944]

[Handwritten Note 2:] Political

[Handwritten Note 3:] [Stamp: Ministry of the Interior, Political Office, number 4179, Date: 15 Shahrivar [6 September]

[Handwritten Note 4:] Urgent record 15 Shahrivar [6 September 1944]

[Handwritten Note 5:] Because Governor has considered the matter unimportant, one should await the Governor’s written report

[Handwritten Note 6:] Archive