Accused #13 in the Shah’s Iran

A Memoir of Injustice


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About the Book

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.

About the Author(s)

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 and editor Phillip Villarreal has worked with many authors, most notably Firouzeh Razavi. He lives in San Dimas, California.

Bibliographic Details

Kian Parsi with Phillip Villarreal

Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 200
Bibliographic Info: index
Copyright Date: 2016
pISBN: 978-1-4766-6635-8
eISBN: 978-1-4766-2650-5
Imprint: McFarland

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