The “Amnesty Commission” began its work at Evin Prison on Wednesday, July 27.Ptisoners immediately nicknamed it the “Death Commission” and the name stuck The “Death Commission” worked three days in Evin and then moved to Gohardasht and held summary trials for the inmates there. A trial never lasted more than a few minutes. It resembled more an interrogation session complete with torture, rather than a court hearing. The committee concentrated chiefly on Mojahedin prisoners who made up more than 90 per cent of political prisoners.
All we know for sure is when it began. The massacre of political prisoners in Iran began on Wednesday, July 31, 1988. By the time it finally ended in January 1989, the huge population of political prisoners throughout the country had been reduced to an insignificant number of survivors.