[PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION FROM Persian]
[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets]
[Personal information has been redacted.]
The officials have stated that, at the time of delivering the dead body, his body can be buried in the Isfahan cemetery [Golestan], as he is a Baha’i martyr [killed in the war], however visits to the grave will not be permitted unless he is buried in Najafabad. During the memorial gathering, non-Baha’i friends also participated, and on this occasion they informed the Najafabad Revolutionary Guards of his status as a Baha’i martyr and that he should be buried with utmost respect.
[His] Excellency Captain Abbaszadeh, Chief of the Esteemed Squad Headquarters of Arkan:
I wish to notify Your Excellency that I, Mehrdad Badkoubeh, am a Baha’i as well as a duty soldier; as you may know, we should not participate in politics and wars.
I hereby request you to take the necessary actions for the above-mentioned. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Dated 11 Bahman1361 [31 January 1983]