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English translation of an article in Persian about persecutions during the Pahlavi regime, and the death of a Bahá'í doctor in 1950.
Posted with permission of translator/editor, who explains that Mohajer is a researcher, writer, and human rights activist with no affiliation to the Bahá'í community.

The Brutal Slashing to Death of Dr Berjis

by Nasser Mohajer

translated and edited by Ahang Rabbani
published in Bahá'í Studies Review, 17:1, pages 133-167
Association for Bahá'í Studies English-Speaking Europe, 2011-05
original written in Persian.
Abstract: A wealth of literature has attested to the recrudescence of state- and clerical-sponsored religious intolerance and persecution of the Iranian Bahá'í religious minority since the more than three decades of the Iranian Islamic revolution in 1979. Persecution during the Pahlavi regime is more sparsely documented. The following is an annotated translation of an article by Nasser Mohajer of the grim circumstances surrounding the brutal killing of Bahá'í physician Sulayman Berjis (1897-1950) by a gang of religious fanatics and the uncivil indifference and abortive trial of justice that followed.
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