[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:] Asiay-e Democrat

[Date:] 21 Ordibehesht 1334 [12 May 1955]

[Issue No.:] 153

 

The Religious Purification Will Take Place in Government Offices.

Further to the publication of Ayatollah Borujerdi’s letter, it is said that, the government intends to carry out a religious purification in order to implement His Honour’s viewpoints and to remove those [employees] whose Baha’i affiliation has been ascertained.”

The purification will begin with the National Oil Company, the Ministry of Education, the Army, the Planning and Budget Organization and the Office of Publications and Advertising, which are known to be more influenced by the Baha’is than the other organizations and have been infiltrated by them.

In this regard, the safe box that was obtained from the Haziratu’l-Quds will be used, which contains the private information of the devoted individuals who have sent letters and telegrams to the clerical authorities.