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[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:] Rouh-e Azadi

[Date:] 11 Tir 1334 [3 July 1955]

[Issue No.:] 126

 

Why Baha’is Decided Not to Appeal to the United Nations?

From the beginning of downfall and breakup of the Baha’i sect until now, they have tried various maneuvers against the Iranian government and nation and have even had Baha’i communities in other countries send letters from outside [Iran] to the Iranian government and the National Consultative Assembly on behalf of the with allegations which are totally untrue. Lately there was a rumor that they are considering complaining to the United Nations.  However, with the response of the United Nations to the complaint of Agha Khan Mahallati the leader of the Ismaili religion, regarding aggression and abuse towards his followers, they [the Baha’is] changed their decision. The response from the United Nations clearly states that “the reports received from Iran show that no groups or legal [officially recognized] religions have been victimized.”