[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]

 

Copy

Police Force of Kurdistan

Intelligence Office

Subject: Dismissal of Abdol-Hamid Mirza [Mouzoon]

Confidential and Urgent

 

628/164

Date: 22 Dey 1313 [12 January 1935]

Respected Customs Office of Kurdistan

By order of His Majesty, anyone employed in the government offices who claims and is [also] known to be a Baha’i, must be dismissed from government services [employment].  It is necessary to dismiss Abdol-Hamid Mirza Mouzoon, a Baha’i employee in your respected office, and report the result.

The Head of Police Force of Kurdistan, Colonel Vojdani – The Stamp of Police Force of Kurdistan

 

5530

Date: 23 Dey 1313 [13 January 1935]

A copy of the above is sent for information and action to the honourable [head of the] Office for the Investigation of Trafficking, requesting [you] to inform this office of the outcome of your actions so a response can be sent to the Police Force of Kurdistan.

The Regional Head of the Kurdistan Customs – Asefi

 

433

The copy of the correspondence from the honourable Police Force of Kurdistan and the communication from the Kurdistan Customs are hereby sent for information and action to Mr. Abdol-Hamid Mirza Mouzoon.  Therefore, as of tomorrow, Monday, 24 Dey 1313 [14 January 1935] you are dismissed from the Office for the Investigation of Trafficking of Kurdistan.

Head of Office for the Investigation of Trafficking of Kurdistan – Gabriel

The copy of letter [number] 673/205, dated 1 Bahman 1313 [21 January 1935] of Police Force of Kurdistan – confidential and urgent.

Following order [number] 628/164, regarding Abdol-Hamid Mirza Mouzoon, you should expel an employee of your respected office—who has acknowledged being a Baha’i, has been attending their meetings and gatherings, and has even taken pictures among the Baha’is—and has previously been notified. Should he decide to give up the Baha’i [religion] and stop attending the [Baha’i] gatherings and meetings, and unlike in the past, avoid revealing [his belief] and behave differently [from the way he did] in the past, it will be possible for him to remain in service as before.

The Head of Police Force of Kurdistan, Colonel [Vojdani]

 

5735

3 Bahman 1313 [24 January 1935]:

A copy of the above correspondence number 5530 is sent for information and follow-up to the honourable office for the Investigation of Trafficking of Kurdistan, requesting the outcome of your efforts in this regard.

Regional Head of Kurdistan Customs – Asefi

 

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3 Bahman 1313 [24 January 1935]

Mr. Abdol-Hamid Mirza Mouzoon,

Further to order number 433, dated 23 Azar [Dey] 1313 [13 January 1935], should you decide to give up the Baha’i belief and turn aside from being a Baha’i, stop attending the [Baha’i] gatherings and meetings, and, unlike before, avoid parading your belief, it may be possible to make a suggestion to the regional office that you continue your services.  

Head of the Office for the Investigation of Trafficking of Kurdistan – [Signed:] Gabriel 112