[PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION FROM Persian]
[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets.]
[Personal information has been redacted.]
[Publication:] Akhbar-e Amri [Bahah’i News]
[Date:] Tir 1347 [June-July 1968]
[Issue No.:] 4
[Page:] 224 – 225
Communications of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Iran
Regarding the Believers’ Pleas For Justice to the Local Authorities
In case, God forbid, the dear believers become subjected to persecutions in the future, the specific individual who has been harassed and oppressed should initially complain to the relevant authorities. If [the matter] is not addressed and adjudicated as it should be, the Local Assembly should complain to the local officials. If the desired outcome is not achieved, they should report the matter to the centre of the area and then send the copies of the complaints with the usual process to this Assembly so that the necessary actions can be taken in the capital.
In other words, you are informed that many problems can be resolved in the locality much better than in the centre of the area, and much better in the centre of the area than in the capital. Of course, if the usual measures do not work, they should inform this Assembly of the matters so that pleas for justice can be made to the authorities according to the rules of the country.
We implore God Almighty to endow the Baha’i community in the Cradle of the Faith with His special confirmations, and that all sorts of troubles will be eliminated for the oppressed friends in Iran, with His bounty and bestowals.
 [This was an official Publication of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Iran, which was published between 1922 and 1980.]