[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] Ettelaat

[Date:] 2 khordad 1334 [24 May 1955]

[Issue No.:] 8682

 

Bandar Pahlavi’s Haziratu’l-Quds [Baha’i Centre] Closed.

According to a report sent by the office’s reporter in Bandar-Pahlavi, following recent occurrences and the necessity to fight with the trouble-making sects, appropriate decisions were made by the Governor and the Head of the Police Force of Bandar Pahlavi and Lieutenant Bordbar, Head of the Police Force [himself], took decisive action to close the Haziratu’l-Quds and two other premises that were centres of Baha’i propaganda and all the books, files, and background materials related to them were seized, sealed, and transferred to the Police Station and the above-mentioned premises are under guard by law enforcement officers.