[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:] Ferdows

[Date:] 26 Ordibehesht 1334 [17 May 1955]

[Issue No.] 190


The Government Will Personally Act

By the end of the holy month of Ramadan, serious decisions will be taken to combat the “Baha’i sect”, which, for the past two weeks, has been set at the top of the important issues.

The details of the decisions are not yet clear, however it is certain that they will be initiated by the government and no bill will be adopted by the parliament unless it is approved by the government. As was said in the private meeting on Sunday by the speaker of the parliament, Mr. Sardar Fakher Hekmat, the parliament awaits the government’s actions.  Should the government find the current laws insufficient, it can submit a bill to the parliament with triple urgency and the parliament will ratify it.

With regard to the land and the buildings of the Hazirat’ul-Quds, it is possible to sell it piece by piece or assign it to one of the military offices after purchasing it.

Using the Penal Code

In a statement scheduled to be published by the Ministry of the Interior, earlier than or simultaneously with the release of this issue about the country’s recent incidents, reference has been made to the punishment of those who intend to incite people against each other.

The legal authority to prevent these incitements is Article 70 of the Penal Code, the chapter on provocateurs against security, which says, 

"Whosoever attempts, by speech or through any other means, to instigate action by a person against another, resulting in death or injury, the provocateur will be [dealt a] similar punishment. Should the provocation cause the pillaging of a house, he or she would be sentenced to three to five years of incarceration, and should no consequences follow the provocations, he or she will be sentenced to three months to one year of imprisonment.”