One of the biggest services the Islamic regime replacing that of Pahlvis did to its predecessor, was to pick up where it had left off, and outperform the pahlavi regime in gross violation of human rights. In that regard, IRI who shared Pahlavi regime’s fear of, and enmity towards democratic prospects, realised that in order to maintain an undemocratic rule, it needs to employ the same (and eventually even more violent) measures as those of the Pahlavi regime in order to repress political dissent! That is why (in addition to the fear of public disclosure of collaboration with SAVAK by some of its prominent figures) almost immediately after the collapse of the Pahlavi regime, the IRI officials put a de facto gag order on any information on SAVAK, prisons such as Evin, Gohardasht, Ghezel Hesar, Ghezel Ghaleh in addition to the dreaded “Komiteh zed-e Kharabkari,” and their security files in relation to political prisoners!
However, lack of due justice with regards to Pahlavi regime’s gross violations of human rights and IRI’s suppression of related informations and documents, along with passage of time, has provided the Pahlavi propagandists and criminals asscoiated with the their regime with the audacity to categorically deny, not only the crimes committed by SAVAK, but to also deny and/or justify any violation of human rights under the pretext of “national security” — ironically the same excuse used by IRI! Parvisz Sabeti (SAVAK’s head of internal security) under whose direct supervision the execution, assassination, imprisonment and torture of thusands of political prisoners were took place, is one of the criminals who categorically dnies any violation of human rights by SAVAK and/or under the Pahlavi prison system in general!
Such a blatant lie has prompted about two hundred surviving political prisoners of the Phlavi regime, who endured barbaric psycholigical and physical tortures in the hands of SAVAK and “Koimted Zed-e Kharabkari,” to speak out against such unfounded claims by Parviz Sabety and demand VOA, who provided Sabety with platform to make such claims, to provide the chance for their collective voice to be heard in that regard. Here is an interview with two of Sabety’s torture victims: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyzrMyCmpWU&feature=player_embedded