[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:] Mehr-e Iran

[Date:] 7 Dey 1334 [29 December 1955]

[Issue No.:] 223

 

Forty-two individuals from amongst those charged following the incident in the villages surrounding Yazd, which ended with the murder [massacre] of 12 individuals [Baha’is], were surrendered to the prosecutor’s office.

Concurrent with the occupation of the Haziratu’l- Quds [the Baha’i Centre], despite the government’s frequent warnings to people not to take direct actions against the Baha’is, an awful incident occurred in Sakhvid, a village situated 12 farsakh [12 leagues and about 75 kilometres] away from Yazd, which resulted in the killing of 12 individuals.

Police officers, upon being informed of the matter, went to the place of the incident and arrested 43 individuals, who were the perpetrators 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 police officer. The case file of the accused were submitted to the prosecutor’s office of the province today.