[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:] Kayhan

[Date:] 6 Dey 1334 [28 December 1955]

[Issue No.:] 3763

 

Forty-two people charged with the murder of twelve people in the villages near Yazd were sent to the prosecutor’s office today.

Concurrent with the occupation of the Haziratu’l-Quds, although the government was frequently warning people not to take direct action against the Baha’is, an awful incident occurred in Sakhvid, a village situated 12 farsakh [a farsakh is equal to approximately three miles] from Yazd, resulting in the murder of twelve people.

The police officers, upon being informed of the incident, went to the place of the incident and arrested 43 individuals, who were responsible for and the instigators of this act, and dispatched them to Tehran yesterday in three buses, accompanied by a large number of gendarmes. Forty-two of the accused are members of the public and one is a gendarme [police officer]. The case files of the accused were submitted to the prosecutor’s office of the province today.