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[Newspaper:] Ettelaat

[Date:] 19 Khordad 1358 [9 June 1979]

[Issue No:] 15874


Occupation of Baha’i Centre of Rafsanjan Ettelaat reporter, Rafsanjan:


The Hazira [Haziratu’l-Quds][1] of Rafsanjan, which was the gathering place of the Baha’is, was seized yesterday afternoon by members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Committee of Rafsanjan, led by Hojjatol-Islam Sheikh Mohammad Hashemian.


The Public Prosecutor of Kerman issued the order for the occupation of the Baha’i Centre.  In accordance with the issued order, of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Committee of this city confiscated the building together with all its administrative equipment and books.

The Islamic Revolution Guards Committee of Rafsanjan also searched the houses of two Baha’i leaders and confiscated all the documents and books [in the dwellings] related to Baha’ism.


[1] [A Baha'i term for Baha'i Centre]