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Ministry of the Interior

Political Office

[Number:] 16186

[Date]: 5 Esfand 1341 [24 February 1963]


National Bureau of Intelligence and Security,

The Governorate of Torbat-e Heydarieh, according to the report of the local police headquarters, in relation to sending a copy of a poster notice, would inform [you of] the following: The mentioned notice, which reflects the statement of the clergy about Pepsi Cola and the propagation of religion, with regard to the behaviour and interaction of the Muslims with the Baha’iyyih [Baha’i] sect, is being affixed to the doors of the mosques by a person named Gholam Mirzai, who is an employee of merchant Haj Mohammad-Ali Qorbanian. According to the investigations carried out regarding this person, Dr. Entezari, the assistant physician of the Department of Roads of Torbat-e Heydarieh, has brought a number of the mentioned posters from Mashhad, and has delivered them to the mentioned Mr. Qorbanian in Torbat-e Heydarieh. Ten copies of the notice were found in Mr. Qorbanian’s shop. A copy of the notice is enclosed here for your information, so that you may take the appropriate action.



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The Deputy


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Director of the Political Office,


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General Manager,