Iran: More Martyrs, More Blood

As his opposition grows, Khomeini urges his forces to fight on

Sometime on the night of Sept. 4, a contingent of heavily armed Islamic guards arrived at Evin Prison in northwest Tehran in a caravan of largely empty Jeeps and minibuses. As sleepy—and astonished—prison guards watched, the intruders rounded up some 150 prisoners, many of whom had recently been incarcerated for political crimes by the fundamentalist courts of the beleaguered Khomeini regime. Corralled into groups of eight to ten, the prisoners were led outside to the waiting vehicles. When some guards objected to...

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