Ghosts of Revolution: Rekindled Memories of Imprisonment in Iran

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Āmouzeshgãh Place for Education; ward in Evin Prison

Āsāyeshgāh Place to Relax or Rest; ward in Evin Prison

ashhad profession of belief in Islam

barzakh in-between world where one is in a state of suspension

daneshgah university

dastgah (plural, dastgahha or dastgaha, colloquial version) machine

dastgah-e-ādam sāzi human-making machine

e‘edām execution

enzejar nameh letter of repugnance or repudiation; expresses repugnance of one’s own ideas and deeds and promises no future contact with anti-revolutionary organizations

Ettehadiyeh-ye komonistha Communists Union

ettela‘at information obtained and revealed by the secret police; information as knowledge whose purpose is to raise consciousness

Ganly Goul Bloody Pond

ghabrha or ghabra (colloquial version) graves

gharantineh quarantine

ghatlha-ye zanjirayee chained killings

husseiniyeh a large hall in prison used mainly for prisoners’ public recantation

j‘abehha boxes

kārkhāneh-ye-ādam sāzi human-making factory

kharabkari sabotage

Komiteh-ye Moshtarak-e Zedd-e Kharabkari United Anti-sabotage Committee

Komiteh-ye Touhid Unity Committee

marg bar Shah down with the Shah

mojahed literally, a warrior, God, or Islam; refers to those affiliated with the Sazman-e Mojahedin-e Khalgh-e Iran

Monafeghin hypocrites; a derogatory term used by the regime to refer to Mojahedin, those affiliated with Sazman-e Mojahedin-e Khalgh-e Iran

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