[PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION FROM Persian]

 

[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:] Nabard-e Mellat

[Date:] 13 Khordad 1334 [4 June 1955]

[Issue No.:] 118

 

Idle Talks [rantings and ravings] of Reza Afshar

We would like to ask a simple question of Reza Afshar, who has written such nonsense in Iran Air’s paper. Has this company, whose chief position you have occupied and under the shadow of which you have been provided with all kinds of bread and butter, remained an Iranian company? Is your chief accountant not a Baha’i?  And are you and your foreign friends not supporting the Baha’is over there? Why do you complain about the governor of Isfahan?  Have you forgotten the kickbacks you received from the British by imposing the purchase of British equipment? Your short sentence was because they were aware of your corrupt dealings.