Iran: In Coid Blood

Evidence of P.O.W. killings

For nearly two years, Iran and Iraq have been locked in an inconclusive war notable for its size and savagery. An estimated 200,000 soldiers from both sides have died, and 70,000 more have been taken prisoner. Yet even by those grim standards the charge was shocking: that Iran's Islamic Guards, fanatical supporters of the Ayatullah Ruhollah Khomeini, have massacred substantial numbers of unarmed Iraqi prisoners of war.

The allegation surfaced last week in Paris, where members of the Mujahedin-e Khalq, a Muslim socialist party opposed to the Khomeini regime, released photos purporting to be of one such...

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