[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:] Showra

[Date:] 26 Ordibehesht 1334 [17 May 1955]

[Issue No.:] 56

 

People are well satisfied with the commands of His Imperial Majesty

Damghan- For the last few days, all the inhabitants of this city, with extreme joy and delight at His Majesty’s universally obeyed order regarding the closure of the Haziratu’l-Quds [the Baha’i Centre] and the corrupt Assembly of the Baha’is, have been preparing various scrolls against the Baha’is, so that after their completion, [they can] be presented to His Excellency, the Imperial Majesty, His Holiness Ayatollah Borujerdi and Mr. Falsafi. Also, the inhabitants of Damghan have sent a number of letters and telegrams to the Senate, Parliament and the Ministry of the Interior, requesting the authorities and the members of two Assemblies to cut off the hands of these traitors, these dishonest and faithless people, from their government jobs as soon as possible, and severely curtail their unusual and irregular activities and movements, and by issuing a decree to endorse the illegality of the Baha’i organization in Iran, thus performing an effective service for the rightful religion of Islam.