[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:] Seday-e Mardom

[Date:] 23 Khordad 1335 [13 June 1956]

[Issue No.:] 1675

 

Yesterday, the trial of forty-four residents of the Sanhavi [Sakhvid] Village in Yazd, who have been accused of murdering seven residents of the Hormozak Village, due to religious disputes, began in the Supreme Criminal Court of Tehran.

This conflict took place eleven months ago, as a result of a Baha’i woman from the Village of Hormozak, using a [public] bath that was situated in the Sakhvid Village. These two villages are located one kilometre apart from each other and there have often been differences between the residents over religious matters.

In the above photo, Khavar, one of the defendants of the Hormozak Village, can be seen.

Khavar’s husband and son are also among the defendants and are sitting on either side of her.