[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:] Vaghaye-e Ettefaghieh

[Date:] 17 Ramadan 1267 [25 Tir 1230] [16 July 1851]

[Issue No.:] 24

[Pages:] 1 and 2

 

…Therefore, in a decree, His Majesty the King ordered the authority in Azerbaijan and the head of the troops to punish the corrupt members and thugs of that regiment, and adopt a policy as a measure to set a standard for troops, so that from now on no one would dare to be so audacious. At that time, as reported from Azerbaijan, 150 thugs identified as the sources of corruption and major offenders were arrested, and according to the military laws, each was punished based on the extent of his act of treachery. A few who had a deeper involvement in the act of treachery and commission of crime were reprimanded accordingly, and the rest were militarily chastised according to their ranks, while the remaining members of the regiment continued their obedience and service. The sixth regiment of Tabriz, along with five groups of the special regiment of Tabriz, were involved in this act of rebellion. However, since the sixth regiment compensated for their wrongdoings by serving well in Khorasan, and the five groups of the special regiment had shown selfless sacrifice in the confronting the perverse Babi sect in Khamseh, His Majesty the King pardoned them and said they would not be reprimanded for their wrongdoings.