HISTORY OF VIOLENCE: IRI's Reign of Terror Begins (BBC Report 1979)

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HISTORY OF VIOLENCE: IRI's Reign of Terror Begins (BBC Report 1979)
by Darius Kadivar
24-Jan-2011
 

BBC Coverage of First Executions and Arrests following the Iranian Revolution of 1979. As arbitrary trials sent people by dozens to the execution squads some factions in the country disapprove of the secrecy and swiftness of the trials, and plan demonstrations.  

BBC Coverage of First Executions and Arrests following the Iranian Revolution:
Islamic Republic Propaganda Footage: 
SAVAK HQ seized by civilians & execution of Iranian Generals: Rahimi, Nassiri, Khosrowdad.Feb 1979

Shah's Generals Executed are displayed in morgue for Foreign Correspondents:

 
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Iran's new rulers have executed four of the Shah's top generals and are putting 22 other military and civilian officials of the overthrown monarchy on trial. This was announced by an official spokesman of the Ayatollah Khomeiny. The four generals had been convicted of offences against the people. SYNOPSIS: The generals' bodies were displayed for newsmen in a morgue. The four men had been machine-gunned to death on the roof the military headquarters of religious leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeiny, who led the campaign to topple the Shah. The former martial law administrator for Isfahan General Raza Naji was among the dead. And there were General Medhi Rahmi, the former chief of police and Military Governor of Teheran, and the former head of the army's airborne bridge General Manducher Khosrodad. General Mematollah Nassiri was the best known among them. He was a close friend of the Shah and a former head of the SAVAK secret police. All four had been convicted of treason, torture and massacres. Photographs of the corpses were published in the Teheran evening newspaper, and supporters of the Ayatollah greeted the news with jubilation. But some factions in the country disapprove of the secrecy and swiftness of the trials, and plan demonstrations.
 
Farrokhzad: Hamrazmanam:

Farrokhzad Tribute to Heros:
 
 

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