NCRI, October 4 – On October 2 the first part of a report from Iranian prisons by Mostafa Naderi was published on this page. This is the second and final part of his report:
After about two and a half months, they transferred us in a meat truck to Gohardasht Prison in Karaj, west of Tehran. They locked me up in solitary confinement, once for three years and another time for two years. I was kept in a 2 by 1.5 m cell.
In the first five or six months, I thought about the past. I could remember people and names. But after about one year, I seemed to have forgotten everything. The main hall there had 40 cells, 20 on the right and 20 on the left. A few cells away from mine, one of the prisoners, Reza Shiradian told me he had been raped and they intended to execute him. When arrested, he was only 16. When I got of prison, I heard he had been executed.
After spending three years in solitary confinement, I got out of prison, but could not go into crowds. Hearing them talk would give me a headache.
I am one of the very few who survived.
Thousands upon thousands of others did not make it. The mullahs exerted all sorts of pressure on the prisoners to break them but they resisted. As time went by, the number of political prisoners grew. The mullahs had decided since 1987 to massacre them and in July of 1988 as they agreed to cease fire in the Iran-Iraq war, they found the opportunity to massacre the prisoners.
In Summer of 1988, they executed all political prisoners across Iran. According to a fatwa by Khomeini, a three-member death commission was set up, which only asked for prisoners’ identity and their organizational affiliation. If any prisoner said he or she was a member or supporter of the PMOI, the sentence was death. In all, 30,000 political prisoners were executed in a matter of a couple of months.