Accused #13 in the Shah's Iran

Accused #13 in the Shah's Iran


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In 1953, Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi—the Shah of Iran—rose to absolute power in a CIA-assisted coup d’état dubbed Operation Ajax. As Iranian citizens began to learn of their government’s involvement in the coup, ordinary people—scholars, lawyers, students, military personnel—began to disappear.
Drawing on the political and geographic history of Iran before the 1979 Revolution, this memoir of a political prisoner of the Shah’s regime recounts a soldier’s brutal arrest, imprisonment, interrogation and torture by state security over 50 days in 1969 and 1970.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476666358
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 10/09/2016
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Kian Parsi was born in Tehran and studied economics at Tehran University. As a professor of economics in the United States and Iran, he has written numerous publications on the subject. Writer/editor Phillip Villarreal has worked with many authors, most notably Firouzeh Razavi. He lives in San Dimas, California.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Preface 1

Map 4

1 #13 5

2 Beginnings 12

3 Early Graduation 29

4 Jay Training Base 38

5 A Fateful Thursday 53

6 Midnight Buses 62

7 Interrogations 66

8 Trials and Tribulations 92

9 40 Crows 110

10 Zahedan 115

11 The Gendarmerie 125

12 Moving Up 140

13 Lucky Number 149

Epilogue 183

Index 187

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