A woman’s memoirs from horrific prisons in Iran (Part 1)

Feb 29
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Hengameh hajhassan01

When one decides to write his or her memories of the time spent behind bars, especially the horrific prisons in Iran under the mullahs’ rule, one is suddenly faced with waves of different emotions and thoughts. Can one truly portray all those moments and scenes that will seem unbelievable to the outside world?

I have heard and read nearly everything said about prisons inside Iran, and I can dare to say they depict only a tip of the iceberg of the reality in Iran. The truth is no one individual can actually portray all those atrocities, and the main victims of these killings never left the prisons alive to inform the outside world of their horrific ordeals. Therefore, what I have written is merely a portion of what I personally witnessed during my three years behind bars. Of course it is quite obvious for myself that I have only been able to portray a small image of the mullahs’ carnages, and the bravery shown by the heroic prisoners.

Maybe the enemies of freedom, wherever in the world they may be, will fail in their objectives of destroying humanity in the name of religion or any other sacred cause.

Maybe those yearning for freedom will rise and support the people of Iran who seek nothing but freedom.

Finally, I decided to bring to life the atmosphere in Iran in the early years after the 1979 revolution. Prisons, or at least the political prisons in Iran under the mullahs’ rule, were scenes of the regime’s ruthlessness, and the Iranian people’s thirst to strive for their God-given rights.

Iran Probe Note:

We will be providing excerpts of the book “Eye to Eye with the Beast” in short interval as of tomorrow to portray the actual reality of what took place inside Iran’s prisons during the 1980s. These are stories never told before, and the Iranian regime has gone to great limits to deny such crimes ever took place. Crimes that eventually led to the unprecedented massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in the summer of 1988. Crimes that continue to this day…

 

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