[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:] 18 Tir 1335 [9 July 1956]

[Issue No.:] 1692

 

The Supreme Criminal Court Session Was Adjourned Due to A Dispute

Branch 1 of the Supreme Criminal Court was hearing the latest defence of one of the defendants in the events in the Village of Hormozak in Yazd, when a dispute broke out between two groups of spectators.

The conflict prevented the court from issuing the final ruling.

Yesterday, when Branch 1 of the Supreme Criminal Court of Tehran was hearing the last defence of the accused in the incident in Hormozak Village of Yazd, an argument suddenly broke out between one of the spectators and the prosecutor’s representative; as a result, a fight broke out between the two groups of spectators, which led to the closure of the court session.

The unexpected altercation caused the court to delay release of the final verdict on the defendants [until] today, and spectators who had gathered at the courthouse yesterday had to leave the place without hearing any results.

The subject of yesterday’s court hearing was the indictment of 44 people who were accused of participating in the mass killing in the Village of Hormozak in Yazd, which took place 11 months ago, killing six men and one woman.

There are various statements about the causes of this incident. Some believe that it was rooted in religious differences, and some believe that the incident was caused by material disputes…