ROYAL ACCOUNTABILITY: Crown Prince Reza on Torture During His Father's Rule


ROYAL ACCOUNTABILITY: Crown Prince Reza on Torture During His Father's Rule
by Darius Kadivar
وجود شکنجه در زمان پدرم نیز اثبات شده، و کسی نمی تواند آنرا انکار کند...رضا پهلوی


....وجود شکنجه (در زمان پدرم) نیز اثبات شده، و کسی نمی تواند آنرا انکار کند. برای من، شکنجه نه تنها خلاف قانون، بلکه کاری غیر انسانی  است  و قادر به پذیرش و توجیه آن نیستم. این موضوع برای من بسیار دردناک است، چرا که نهایتا پدرم ، مسئول آن شناخته می شود. اما از نظر من، محکومیت شکنجه، محکومیتی اصولی است، حتی اگر پای پدرم در میان باشد.  نمی توانم هیچ توجیهی  برای این قبیل  اعمال پیدا کنم. 

اگر او زنده بود، این پرسش خوبی بود  که از او باید می شد.  نمی دانم چه پاسخی به شما می داد و من نمی توانم بجای  او پاسخ بدهم. 

رضا پهلوی. کتاب زمان انتخاب. ص 23

(NOTE: Above is an Excerpt from Crown Prince Reza's Book "Time of Choice" Now available in Persian. Here is his response in regard to the question of Torture during his Father's Rule.  

Mike Wallace on 60 Minutes Interviews Shah of Iran on the question of Torture of Political Prisoners by his secret police: The SAVAK:

Savak Headquarters Took Over by Revolutionaries:

Televised Trial of General Nassiri head of SAVAK whose head was precisely broken during his arrest:

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:

Part 4:

1979 radio broadcast: execution of Nasiri, Rahimi, Naji & Khosrowdad:


Related Blogs:

HISTORY OF VIOLENCE: Man Arrested For Being a SAVAK Agent (1979) 

HISTORY OF IDEAS: Marquis de Sade and "Sadism" ( Channel 4 Documentary)






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