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Ministry of Post, Telegraph and Telephone,


From Golpayegan to T [Tehran]; Receipt number: 2722, Telegram Number: 325, Number of words: 147, Date of original: 20/4/1326 [12 July 1947] Date of receipt: 30/4/26-[22 July 1947]


Honourable Ashraf[1], Prime Minister,

Copy Ayatollah Behbahani,

Copy Ministry of the Interior,

Copy Parliament,

Copy Dr. Moazami,

Copy to [Newspapers:] Parcham-e Islam, Donya-i Islam, and Ettelaat


The appearance of a few wicked and criminal Baha’is in the small village of Koucheri has disturbed the comfort of the devout people, and owing to religious differences some time ago they committed acts of violence towards us.  As there has been no correct investigation and because they are wealthy and owing to the activities of their preacher, [Ali-Akbar] Fouroutan, they have become bolder. They have again attacked us with knives and punches which caused many injuries. Notwithstanding a certificate from the Office of Health and testimony from government officials and a gendarme [police officer] who was present during their crime, thus far no appropriate action has been taken. Because we have no security we have fled our homes in a Muslim country where the Shah and the head of government are Muslims:  we don't know how to bear such crimes and to whom should we turn for refuge. Requesting immediate attention and action.


Bagher Nasiri, Mohsen Nasiri, Akbar Nasiri, Jafar Nasiri, Aziz Nasiri, Taghi Nasiri, Ali Nasiri


[Margin 1:] [Stamp: Office of Tehran's Telegraph]

[Margin 2:] [Stamp: received at the Minister’s Head Office, number: 12597- 31/4/26]-[23 July 1947 ]

[Margin 3:][Written (inquiry) from Ministry of the Interior]








[1][Ashraf means “The Most Noble”, it is the title of Prime Minister Ahmad Ghavam; it was given to him by Iranian shah, Mohammad-Reza Pahlavi].