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[Number:] 30144

[Address] [Redacted]


Dear Dr. Abdol-Hamid Emami,

Honourable Chief Director of the Health and Welfare Services of Fars Province and Deputy Director of the Red Lion and Sun Society of Shiraz


Respectfully, Pursuant to letter [number:] 220, dated 26 Farvardin 1358 [15 April 1979], from the Red Lion and Sun Society of Shiraz, I inform you that my absence from service in the maternity wing of the Red Lion and Sun facility in Shiraz from 01 Farvardin 1358 [21 March 1979] was due to strict instructions issued by the Chief Director at the time; and in fact my absence began earlier on 24 Esfand 1357 [15 March 1979] and not 01 Farvardin 1358 [21 March 1979].

I would like to further add that the Chief Director at that time summoned me and stated that continuation of my services would depend on the decision of the Board of Directors and I should not report to work until further notice.  He also immediately issued instructions to the Board of Directors to hold an extraordinary meeting.  On 26 Esfand 1357 [17 March 1979] the Board met and my case was discussed as reflected in the Minutes of the Board.  The next day the Chief Director was asked to resign and I waited for instructions to me until 08 Farvardin 1358 [28 March 1979].  Since I did not hear further, I decided to write the letter dated 08 Farvardin 1358 [28 March 1979] and now I receive your letter [number:] 220 - dated 26 Farvardin 1358 [15 April 1979].

My humble request to you is to specifically inform me as to whether my dismissal from service was because of my absence only to comply with the instructions of the Chief Director? Or was it because of my belief in the Baha’i Faith?


With respect

Dr. Monir Daghighi Ardakani