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[Personal information has been redacted.]




Ministry of the Interior,

Office of the Governor General of Eighth Province,

Rafsanjan Governorate,


Date: 19 Aban 1331 [10 November 1952]

Number: M/134


Ministry of the Interior, Law Enforcement Office


In reference to the letter N/2443/M/10213 we convey that:


  1. To keep order, as per a request from Kerman, a number of army officers were immediately dispatched to Rafsanjan to help the police officers maintain calm and order.
  2. Mr. Ansari, the preacher from Qom, whose presence caused a strengthening in the groups causing the riot, was sent to Kerman.
  3. One of the leaders of the instigation of the riot, by the name of Abbas Khandani, has been prosecuted and his arrest warrant has been issued by the deputy detective.
  4. Captain Abdi, Chief of the Police Force, who was negligent in carrying out his duties, was transferred to Rafsanjan.


Future steps will be reported later.


Rafsanjan Governor, [signature: Bani-Iqbal]


[Handwritten Note 1:] To be sent to the Law Enforcement Office. 1 Azar [1331] [22 November 1952]

[Handwritten Note 2:] Records to be enclosed.  9 Azar [1331] [30 November]

[Stamp:] Registered in Confidential [records] books of the Ministry of the Interior, number: 11891, date: 2 Azar 1331 [23 November 1952]