[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]
[Date:] 20 Tir 1335 [11 July 1956]
[Issue No.:] 68
22 Accused of Killing the Baha’is of Yazd Were Sentenced to Prison
A Gendarme and a Woman amongst the Accused Were Acquitted
The Murder Case of the Baha’is of Yazd Was Sent to the Supreme Court
The judgment of the first branch of the Supreme Criminal Court regarding 44 defendants in the murder case of seven Baha’is was issued, in the presence of a number of spectators and defendants.
As a result, due to lack of evidence, 23 of the accused were acquitted, and two of the defendants, a woman and a gendarme, were among those cleared.
Twenty-one of the defendants were sentenced to terms from seven months of disciplinary imprisonment to four years of imprisonment with hard labour, and three others that were under the age of 18, were sentenced to one year of correctional incarceration.
The convicts appealed the verdict, and the case was sent for follow-up to the Supreme Court of Appeals.