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Voices of a Massacre: Untold Stories of Life and Death in Iran, 1988

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BIC Subject: History
Published By: Bloomsbury
 
Published: 02-Jul-2020
Format: Hardback, 400 pages, 0x0mm
ISBN: 9781786077776
Stock Code: 6077776
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In July 1988, the Islamic Republic of Iran agreed to bring an end to the brutal eight-year war with Iraq. Over the next two months, under the orders of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khomeini, political prisoners around the country were secretly brought before a tribunal panel that would later become known as 'the death commission'. They were not told what was happening and did not know that one 'wrong' answer concerning their faith or political affiliation would send them straight to the gallows.
Thousands of men and women were condemned to death, many buried in mass graves in Khavaran Cemetery.
Through eyewitness accounts of survivors, research by scholars and memories of children of the deceased, Voices of a Massacre reconstructs the events of that bloody summer. Over thirty years later, the Iranian government has still not officially acknowledged that they ever took place.In July 1988, the Islamic Republic of Iran agreed to bring an end to the brutal eight-year war with Iraq. Over the next two months, under the orders of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khomeini, political prisoners around the country were secretly brought before a tribunal panel that would later become known as 'the death commission'. They were not told what was happening and did not know that one 'wrong' answer concerning their faith or political affiliation would send them straight to the gallows.
Thousands of men and women were condemned to death, many buried in mass graves in Khavaran Cemetery.
Through eyewitness accounts of survivors, research by scholars and memories of children of the deceased, Voices of a Massacre reconstructs the events of that bloody summer. Over thirty years later, the Iranian government has still not officially acknowledged that they ever took place.
With a foreword by Angela Davis.