[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets]

[Personal information has been redacted.]




Ministry of the Interior

National Police Force Headquarters


Date 22 Shahrivar [13]29 [13 September 1950]

Number 3319/22014/1


Confidential, Eyes only


Honourable Prime Minister,


I would like to inform you that after Branch 2 of the Supreme Criminal Court was assigned to hear the case of the murderers of Dr. Berjis, [this court] found the accused not guilty and freed all of them in court.  Immediately after their release, over two thousand people from among the religious students, clergy, and bazaar welcomed them by sacrificing sheep in their path, while a crowd moved to the house of Mr. Behbahani and from there to the house of Mr. Kashani and had their dinner.


As a result of the court’s decision to acquit [the accused] and the ‘warm welcome’ they [the assassins] have received, an apprehension has been generated amongst the public and the majority have been surprised and expressed their abhorrence. They are worried about their own future and state that in this way, no one’s life will be protected in the future and there will be more cases of assassinations, as [has already occurred] in the case of the court’s leniency in the Emami case, who had murdered Kasravi[1], and which then led to the killing of Hazhir[2] and more crimes.


The Head of the Police Department, Brigadier General Daftari [Signature]




[Side note 1:  Stamp:  Entrance to the Confidential Office of the Prime Minister, Number 4/2390, Date; 22 Shahrivar [13]29 [13 September 1950]


[Side note 2:  Minister of the Justice to study this report, 23 Shahrivar [13]29 [14 September 1950]




[1] [Ahmad Kasravi (29 September 1890 – 11 March 1946 ‎) was a notable Iranian linguist, historian, nationalist and reformer. On 11 March 1946, while being tried on charges of "slander against Islam," Kasravi were knifed and killed in open court in Tehran by Ali-Mohammad and Hosein Emami followers of Fadayan-e Islam.]

[2] [Abdolhossein Hazhir: Iranian Prime Minister in late 1940’s. When he was serving as a Minister of the Royal Court (darbar), he was assassinated at the age of 47 by Seyyed Hosein Emami Esfahani, a member of Fadayan-e Islam.]