Images of the arrest of SAVAK members

SAVAK (Sāzmān-e Ettelā’āt va Amniyat-e Keshvar, lit. '”Intelligence and Security Organization of the Country”‘) was the secret police, domestic security and intelligence service in Iran during the reign of the Pahlavi dynasty. SAVAK operated from 1957 until prime minister Shapour Bakhtiar ordered its dissolution during the climax of the 1979 Revolution.