Hossein Mortazavi Zanjani, the head of Evin prison in the sixties, while making shocking confessions about the massacre of the 1980s, expressed regret for the mass executions of political prisoners and disclosed about the massacre
According to the Iranian Human Rights Society (IHRS), on Monday, May 29, 2023, a clip published in which Hossein Mortazavi Zanjani, the head of Evin prison in 1988 and 1987, speaking at the clubhouse about the mass execution of political prisoners in 1988.
After 35 years of the massacre of political prisoners, he called it a crime by condemning the executions in 1988 and said that the execution was an attempt to rid the regime of the prison issue while Khomeini was alive.
According to Mr. Mortazavi Zanjani, by executing political prisoners, the government intended to clear the issue of the existence of political prisoners, and there would be no opposition inside the country.
At the time of the massacre, Mortazavi, the head of Evin prison, also approved the transportation of the bodies of executed people by truck for mass burial in Khavaran.
Shocking Confessions about raping female political prisoners
Confirming the existence of torture in the sixties, Mortazavi approved the issuing of sentences for raping female political prisoners under the title of removing the virginity of young women before execution.
Hossein Mortazavi Zanjani said about his role in 1987 and 1988: “I don’t get clean even with Zamzam water (holy water)”.
He, who opened his mouth after 37 years of the massacre of political prisoners, and after the trial of Hamid Nouri in Sweden on charges of participating in the massacre, said that he does not accept either the republic or Islamism of the current system.
During 1987 and 1988, Hossein Mortazavi Zanjani held various important responsibilities in the management of Iranian prisons, including the directorship of Gohardasht Prison and Evin Prison.
It should be noted that in the summer of 1988, more than 30,000 political prisoners massacred in Iranian prisons for standing up for their beliefs. Last year, Hamid Nouri tried in Sweden for participating in these massacres and sentenced to 25 years in prison.
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