[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]

 

[Adapted from website:] Rasekhoon

[Date:] 11 Dey 1387 [31 December 2008]

 

Memoirs of the martyr Hojjatol-Islam Navvab Safavi and the Fadaian of Islam

Author: Nayyereh al-Sadat Navvab Ehtesham Safavi (martyr’s wife)

...People of Kashan and Dr. Berjis

During the dark years of the Razmara government, a Jewish physician in Kashan preached Baha’ism while practicing medicine, and with his false practice, he caused the killing of more than a hundred Muslims and violated their honour. The government remained silent in the face of Dr. Berjis’s crimes. Finally, after a long time, eight fanatical people of Kashan, led by Mr. Rasoulzadeh, with the support of the elders of Kashan’s guilds, punished Dr. Berjis for his actions and then presented themselves to government officials. Announcing the group’s arrest, the people of Kashan closed the bazaar and their shops and went to the house of the city’s clergyman, saying, “We also participated in this operation, either release them or we will join them.” To get rid of the people, the Kashan police transferred the mojahedin [zealots] to Tehran to be tried in Branch 2 of the Tehran Criminal Court.

Navvab in Court

The trial of the perpetrators of Dr. Berjis’s murder was held in Tehran. Dr. Abdollah Razi agreed to represent the Baha’is. In the last session of the court, Navvab Safavi suddenly entered the courtroom with Amir-Abdollah Karbaschian and Seyyed Abdol-Hosein Vahedi. At the time, the Razmara government was in pursuit of the Fadaian leader, but Navvab nevertheless risked his life by expressing allegiance to a few Muslims who had fought for Islam...

During the dark years of the Razmara government, a Jewish physician in Kashan preached the Baha’ism while practicing medicine, and with his false performance, he killed more than a hundred Muslims and violated their honour. The government remained silent in the face of the crimes of Dr. Berjis and...