Oficer irańskiej marynarki…

Oficer irańskiej marynarki wojennej uśmiecha się do fotografa przed swoją egzekucji, Iran 1953 rok.
„The occupations of 2,419 [of the arrested Tudeh members] are known. Of these, 1,276 were from the intelligentsia, including 386 civil servants, 201 college students, and 165 teachers; and 860 were from the working class, including 125 skilled workers, 80 textile workers, and 60 cobblers. Most of the remaining 11 percent were shopkeepers, with a sprinkling of peasants and housewives… .
[T]he regime tortured to death 11 [Tudeh] members; executed 31; condemned to death another 52 (their sentences were commuted to life imprisonment); condemned another 92 to life with hard la- bor; and gave hundreds of terms varying from one to 15 years. According to British and American embassy reports, the first executions were given much “gory publicity,” but the later ones were kept secret because of “public revulsion,” because of the “bravado” and “uncompromising defiance” of those facing death, because of the reluctance of firing squads to shoot straight, and, most important of all, because of “widespread suspicion” that the United States had pressured the shah into such “un-Persian” behaviorArtykuł
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