[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:] Post Tehran

[Date:] 19 Ordibehesht 1334 [10 May 1955]

[Issue No:] 582

 

In today’s closed meeting of the National Consultative Assembly

“The investigation and decision-making regarding the campaign against the Baha’is were delegated to government in today’s closed meeting of the National Consultative Assembly. On behalf of 60 representatives, a plan regarding the confiscation of the properties of the Baha’is in favour of the government, expelling them from government institutions, as well as sentencing those converting to this sect to 15 years’ imprisonment, was proposed and discussed.”

This morning, as requested by 60 representatives, the closed meeting of the National Consultative Assembly was held, chaired by Mr. Sardar Fakher Hekmat and in the presence of the ministers of foreign affairs and finance.

In this meeting, the proposed bill [plan] [introduced] by 60 representatives, regarding the arrest of the Baha’is and confiscating their belongings in favour of government, their immediate expulsion from governmental employment [positions], and sentencing those who convert to this religion to 15 years of imprisonment, was read and discussed. Lengthy discussions were held around this plan.

Mr. Nouroddin Emami said if ….

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