[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:] Tehran Mosavvar

[Date:] 29 Tir 1335 [20 July 1956]

[Issue No.:] 673

 

The Reflection of Condemnation of 21 Defendants in Yazd Incident

The trial of the defendants in the Yazd case at the Criminal Court of Tehran has been [endowed] with considerable importance, especially by American and British media. In this trial, which, in reality, was a religious hearing, 21 defendants were sentenced to imprisonment. Within the influential international press, it was considered that in Iran the government has taken a firm decision to terminate the religious differences. The London Times, in this regard, wrote: “This hearing should be considered as the end of an event that began last year, following the broadcast of the Radio Tehran speeches”. The American newspapers have extensively published the trial procedure.