Grisly truth of Iran’s torture prisons revealed in new museum

The harrowing realities of Iran’s torture prisons have been revealed in a new museum that uses dummies to recreate brutal interrogation techniques.

The grisly displays reveal the horrors suffered by prisoners of the brutal security service Savak, which tortured and killed thousands.

Many of the dummies are trapped in solitary confinement in dark cells showing the marks of extreme violence.

Other more gruesome displays show mutilated prisoners hanging from bars, strung up above the floor or tied to iron bed frames.

One particularly disturbing scene shows a man trapped into a so-called “hot cage”, which would be heated from below to intolerable temperatures.

Built in 1932 under Shah Reza Shah Pahlavi the prison was constructed of non-geometric walls around a large central courtyard, in a bid to disorient prisoners.

It has since been transformed into the Ebrat Museum, which educates visitors about the building’s use as a pre-trial detention centre under the country’s last Shah Mohammed Reza.

Suspected dissidents could spend anything from a few months to a couple of years awaiting trial at the centre.

Source » thesun

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