[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:] Nedaye Hagh
[Date:] 10 Khordad 1334 [1 June 1955]
[Issue No.:] 243
The severe blow that was inflicted upon the foundation of Bahaism and a fisted blow to the mouth of Mirza Khoda have been priceless and worthy of admiration. In the face of this serious defeat, the Baha’is have attempted to pretend that they are oppressed and to arouse the world’s empathy!
[They] have spread the rumours that the government of Iran plans to dispossess the Baha’is and confiscate their properties. We wonder where such a thought came from. When was such a decision made? These are all lies and propaganda of this malicious and filthy sect.
The Parliament, government and people of Iran, according to the Constitution, have aimed to prevent the disturbance of the troublemakers, and, with approval of the Parliament, declared this sect as trouble-makers, and endeavoured to thwart their harmful activities and corrupt propaganda. Therefore, they have nothing to do with the wealth and belongings of the Bahá’ís. What people own is theirs. But yes, the communal and administrative belongings and properties, which do not belong to any individuals, are confiscated by the government, so as to prevent their activities and operations. Later, they will be dealt with properly. But the evil intentions of the Bahá’ís to spread these rumours, pretending to be oppressed, are in no way correct or factual.