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[The excerpt below is from the section of the article that pertains to the Baha’i Faith]


[Newspaper:] Atash

[Date:] 17 Dey 1334 [8 January 1956]

[Issue No:] 1553


Today, the forty-three defendants [in the case] of the murder and massacre in Sakhvid, Yazd, were summoned to Branch 1 of the Supreme Criminal Court, and a number of them appointed their defence attorneys.

In the previous issues we informed our readers of the details of the murder in Sakhvid, Yazd, and mentioned that the defendants in this case are 45 people, who were sent to the capital, accompanied by their case files. The files of this case were forwarded by the Public Prosecutor’s Office of the province to Branch 1 of the Criminal Court. 

Today our correspondent was informed that forty-three of the-above mentioned defendants had been summoned from their detention place in the Palace of Justice Administration to Branch 1, to appoint their defence attorneys. One of the judges of Branch 1 told our correspondent, “Today a group of these defendants appointed their defence attorneys and within next couple of days all of the defendants must present their attorneys.”

After the appointment of the attorneys, the investigation of the case will begin and the start date of the trial will be announced.