[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:] Azarin

[Date:] 2 Aban 1336 [24 October 1957]

[Issue No.:] 716

 

From Rudsar

For the Attention of the Responsible Authorities

Unfortunately, rumours have been going on for a while indicating that the directors of the Melli Bank and Telecommunications of Rudsar are Baha’is, and it is said that they hold meetings and have suspicious activities.  It is wise that right from the beginning, those aforementioned gentlemen clarify the issue, and, God willing, if it is slander, they must officially deny it. [Otherwise] we expect the Colonel Head of the Police Department to issue the necessary orders to the Police Department of Rudsar, to prevent these harmful activities and end our anxiety.

Azarin Journalist: Razi Essam