[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]

 

[Newspaper:] Shahkarha

[Date:] 31 Ordibehesht 1334 [22 May 1955]

[Issue No.:] 59

 

Aggravation of actions of the government against Baha’i propaganda

After the siege of the centre of Baha’i propaganda by law enforcement officers, the followers of that sect started a widespread propaganda [campaign] and, in cooperation with the opposition, aimed to weaken the government, but authorities quickly became aware and forcefully stopped the activities of the Baha’is. According to informed sources, following the publication of the government’s declaration regarding the activities of religious agitators during the open session of the Parliament, some Baha’is decided to leave the country. So far, some of them, of which the majority are medical doctors, have left for the countries in South East Asia and South Africa.