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[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:] Farda

[Date:] 9 Tir 1325 [30 June 1946]

[Number:]141

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The Criminal Court Issues Decision

Regarding persons accused of killing Baha’is

During the last two weeks, the case regarding the events in Shahroud and the conflict between [some] Muslims and Baha’is was brought to the Criminal Court. Thirty four persons were accused, and of these,,28 were present. After the completion of the defence for the accused and their lawyers, the court issued its decision before noon on Thursday.  The result was that Hossein Kondo, Mohammad-Reza Gheyabi, and Mohammad-Reza Khamirgir, who were accused of participation in killing Naderi, Jazbani, and Mohajer, were acquitted owing to a lack of evidence.  As to the other individuals who were prosecuted based on allegations of pillaging the belongings of the Baha’is, 15 were acquitted, and the remainder were each sentenced to just one month imprisonment as punishment, as their actions were not considered theft as they had taken the belongings from the street,.  However, given that they did not have prior criminal records their sentence was suspended.  Another individual was sentenced to 12 days of imprisonment in the rehabilitation centre because of being a juvenile.  These decisions were served on the accused.