By INU Staff
INU- From 1981 to 1987, thousands of Iranian activists, mainly youth, were arrested for opposing the regime and for supporting the People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI, MEK).
When Khomeini felt that defeat was imminent during the final phases of the Iran-Iraq war, he decided to take his revenge on these political prisoners. Many of the prisoners had previously been imprisoned and released, but were re-arrested. Prisoners were sorted across the country by their political affiliation, or whether they had denounced the MEK.