Audio & Visual

A Well of Bodies

Arrested the day after his 17th birthday, Mohammad Hoshi spent the next 7 ½ years of his life as a political prisoner. Mohammad recalls he […]

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A Gone Generation

Bahram was wrongly accused and imprisoned in 1987 by Iranian officials, for having housed a member of a political opposition party in Qaemshahr. In his […]

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Our Hearts Beat Like Caged Tigers

At age 17, Tahereh Khorrami was arrested and sentenced to 10 years in prison by Iran’s authorities. After being imprisoned for years with many of […]

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A Friendship Made Over Death

When Mina befriended a worker at Behesht-e Zahra Cemetery, the woman told her a painful story. The woman’s child had home down with a fever, […]

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The Executed Won’t Harm You

Ten year-old Issa Bazyar was waiting for his father one night when he witnessed Iran’s authorities unloading the bodies of political prisoners from trucks and […]

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A Mournful New Year

Shayesteh Vatandoust describes her husband, Farzan Babri, and the way she was told of his execution by Islamic Republic officials. The couple was arrested for […]

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No Light at the End of the Tunnel

Ebrahim Rahmanian testifies about the activities of the notorious Qanat Group, a pro-Islamic Republic death squad in Jahrom, Iran. The Group would execute political opposition […]

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Step on a Landmine or Be Executed

Ashough was imprisoned in Iran during the ‘80s. During his trial, the Death Commission tried to make him volunteer as a soldier for the Islamic […]

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The Blood Moon

Hassan Golzari, a political prisoner during the tragic period of 1980s Iran, recalls the physical and psychological torture administered by the regime’s authorities. He describes […]

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Young Mothers, White Hair

Iranian Kurd Seyyed Moradi recalls the 1988 Prison Massacre and tells the story of his family’s ordeal. After his brothers, Kamal and Jabbar, were detained […]

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Growing Pains in Prison

Shayesteh Vatandoust and her husband were arrested in 1987 and imprisoned just before the 1988 Prison Massacres. Her charge was nothing more than attempting to […]

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Unanswered Letters

Esmat Tallebi Kalkhoran’s husband, Majid, and her brother Adel, were arrested by Iranian authorities in 1985 for their membership in a leftist political organisation. They […]

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Buried Screams

Solat Sheikhnia recalls the ordeal of her friend’s cousin, a funeral home worker, during the tragic era of 1980s Iran. One day in 1988, he […]

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Just Like Any Other Kid

During his six years in Mashhad’s Vakil Abad prison, Amir Mirzaian befriended the other young men in his ward. “They were just like any other […]

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Buried Truths in Khavaran

Watch the video about the destruction of Iran’s largest mass grave, Khavaran.

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Buried Truths in Mashahd

The mass graves in Mashhad, Iran allegedly contain the remains of 170 political prisoners killed in the 1988 massacres. But instead of preserving them as […]

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Buried Truths in Qorveh

Shocking example of the 1988 mass graves in the city of Qorveh in Kurdistan province in Iran. Authorities bulldoze gravestones and destroy commemorative signs put up […]

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Buried Truths in Rasht

Since 2008, the Iranian government has built new burial plots on top of the mass grave site and sold many of them in Rasht Tazeh […]

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Buried Truth in Sanandaj

In June 2003, construction workers discover a mass grave beneath the former site of the Revolutionary Court in Sanandaj in Kurdistan. Today this location forms […]

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Buried Truths in Tabriz

The Iranian authorities poured concrete over of an area which is a suspected mass grave in Vadi Rahmat cemetery in Tabriz. The site is now […]

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Criminal Cover-Up; a Visual Summary

This video is a short visual summary of Amnesty International and Justice for Iran’s joint research report, Criminal Cover-up: Iran destroying mass graves of victims of 1988 killings […]

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Satellite Imagery of the Destruction of Mass Graves in Iran

The satellite imagery of the mass graves in Rasht, Qorveh, Mashhad and Tabriz provides impartial scientific evidence which shows before and after the destructions. Watch the video for […]

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Buried Truth is Ahwaz

In 1988, the Iranian officials showed the families of over 44 political prisoners in Ahwaz a concrete slab. They were told that the executed prisoners […]

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New Evidence Reveals Deliberate Desecration and Destruction of Multiple Mass Grave Sites in Iran

New evidence including satellite imagery, photo and video analysis show that the Iranian authorities are deliberately destroying suspected or confirmed mass grave sites associated with […]

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Iran: Mass Grave Site in Danger of Disappearance from the Public Sight

Marked by a long horizontal concrete block, the mass graves of the 1988 massacre in Ahwaz are deliberately hidden from sight covered by household refuse and construction […]

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