40 Years On, Chilling Display Brings Torture of Iranian Dissidents Close to Home

An exhibition at the Tehran site of a former prison portrays horrific acts Mossad-trained intelligence officers carried out before 1979's revolution ■ 'The first hit was very effective; you felt your heart and brain were exploding,' former detainee recalls

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Iranian Revolutionary Guard soldier looks at an exhibition at former prison where a wax mannequin of a snarling interrogator is depicted forcing a prisoner’s head under water, Tehran, January 7, 2019.
Iranian Revolutionary Guard soldier looks at an exhibition at former prison where a wax mannequin of a snarling interrogator is depicted forcing a prisoner’s head under water, Tehran, January 7, 2019.Credit: Ebrahim Noroozi/AP
Mug shots of former prisoners hang on the wall at a former SAVAK prison in downtown Tehran, Iran, January 7, 2019.Credit: Ebrahim Noroozi/AP
An Iranian looks at an exhibition at a former prison in downtown Tehran, Iran, January 7, 2019.Credit: Ebrahim Noroozi/AP
Iranian schoolboys look looks at an exhibition at a former prison, where a wax mannequin of a prisoner is tied to a bed, in Tehran, Iran, January 7, 2019.Credit: Ebrahim Noroozi/AP

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