[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets]

[Personal information has been redacted.]



Ministry of the Interior

National Police Force Headquarters

Date: 7/2/1326-[28 April 1947]

Number: 1-/1095/1992


Honourable Ashraf[1], Mr. Prime Minister


Further to report number 13415/21761 - 12/1/1326 [2 April 1947] about a letter writing campaign and threat against the Baha’is, the Police Force of Zanjan reports that in 12/1325 [February/March 1947], the Department of Education dismissed Mr. Jafar Dini, who is a Baha’i teacher at the girls’ high school, from his job. When the reason was confidentially asked of the head of that Department, the response given was that, according to [the statement of] Alaei (the previous servant of Zolfagharis), who is a teacher in the Department of Education, and Abdol-Hosein Moini, the head of finance of the Department of Education, Haji Hosein-Ali (his background was previously reported) was preparing a public affidavit against the Department of Education, and that was the reason behind the dismissal of Jafar Dini [from his post] and his being given another position.  In discussion with the governor, a proposal was made to prosecute those who reported the attempt to prepare a public affidavit, but the head of the Department of Education was not ready to prosecute them. In response to the letter from the governor, he wrote that due to the arrival of government forces and the developments in the community, Jafar Dini’s job had been changed. Pursuant to the governor’s order, the file has been archived, and also the matter was reported to the Governorate in writing.


On behalf of the head of the National Police Force Headquarters, Colonel Hesam Vaziri [signature]


[Handwritten Note 1: [Mr. Dabiran, the matter to be inquired from the Governorate of Zanjan. In this matter and other matters such as this, a report is to be requested from the governor of Zanjan.

[Handwritten Note 2:] Number /4/286-[date]:8/2/1326-[29 April 1947]


[1] [Ashraf means “The Most Noble”, it is the title of Prime Minister Ahmad Ghavam; it was given to him by Iranian shah, Mohammad-Reza Pahlavi].