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[The excerpt below is from the section of the article that pertains to the Baha’i Faith]

 

[Newspaper:] Shadegan - - A Division of Association of Fadaian Iran- Shah –Yazd

[Date:] Sunday 15 Mordad 1334 [7 August 1955]

[Issue No.:] 10

 

Director in charge A-M Hadizadeh

News

The benevolent Shah of Iran, in response to the suggestion of the fans of the royal crown and thrown, has stated in regards to his crowning, “Being the king of a poor and hungry people is not a source of honour.” With this response, it is clear that the crowning celebrations will not take place this year.

The government will announce to all of its employees who are addicted to opium that they have three months to either quit opium or quit being government employees.

The government has issued an order to all ministries to end the employment of the individuals who have identified themselves as Baha’is in their personnel file.

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