THE harrowing realities of Iran's torture prisons have been revealed in a new museum that uses dummies to recreate brutal interrogation techniques.
The grisly displays reveal the horrors suffered by prisoners of the brutal security service SAVAK, which tortured and killed thousands of the Shah's opponents before the 1979 revolution.
SAVAK, created with the assistance of the CIA, had as many as 60,000 agents in its ranks and some 8,500 prisoners passed through its "House of Detention".
Many of the dummies are trapped in solitary confinement in dark cells showing the marks of extreme violence.
Other more gruesome displays show mutilated prisoners hanging from bars, strung up above the floor or tied to iron bed frames.
One particularly di...