Feb. 8, 2019
Watchdog: Revolutionary Iran Jails 1.7 Million in 30 Years (AP-Washington Post)
Media advocacy group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said Thursday that Iranian authorities arrested, jailed and sometimes executed 1.7 million people around the capital Tehran alone in the first 30 years after the 1979 Islamic revolution, including at least 860 journalists.
The group said its information was based on a confidential file obtained by whistleblowers of judicial proceedings for people locked up in Evin prison.
“We have identified… the cases of at least 61,940 political prisoners during the period of 1979 until 2009, only in Tehran,” said Christophe Deloire, head of RSF.