Rasht, Tazeh Abad Cemetery

 

Tazeh Abad is the major cemetery in Rasht. In the 1980s, the corpses of the executed political prisoners were buried in the far western end of this cemetery.

Eyewitness testimonies indicate the corpses of prisoners were dumped into and buried in three or four trenches about nine metres wide in this part of the cemetery in August 1988.

The authorities started selling these lands as vacant land for new graves in 2008. At present, this section of Tazeh Abad cemetery has been filled up with new graves, and families of those recently buried there do not know about the existence of mass graves there.

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