"Shocking Photos" directed by Kianoush Altafi, which selects an impressive and lasting photo every week, examines and criticizes it; In this episode, it refers to the image of four spies who were publicly executed by Bangladeshi soldiers for allegedly collaborating with Pakistan.
This image was captured by Horst Faas, a well-known German photographer. We see newly independent Bangladeshi guerrillas in Dhaka using bayonets to torture and kill four men suspected of collaborating with Pakistani militants accused of murder, rape and looting during months of civil war.
A day earlier, on December 17, 1971, the Pakistani army surrendered and ended the civil war, and East Pakistan became independent as Bangladesh.
Horst Faas, the famous photographer of this photo, was born in Berlin in 1933. He started his career as a photojournalist during the Sino-Indian War in 1951. In 1956, he joined the Associated Press and covered the civil war of different countries From 1962 to 1974, he was AP's chief photographer for Southeast Asia, most of the time based in Saigon. The Vietnam War brought him and most of the famous photographers of the world high fame. This photo won the Pulitzer Prize in 1972 for Fass.
"Shocking Photos" is a work of Press TV's program unit, which has been translated for the Spanish-speaking audience of Hispan TV. This program will be broadcast on Friday, 22nd of Bahman at 03:15 am Tehran time, and it will be repeated on the same day at 10:15, 19:15, Saturday at 21:45, 14:15, 08:45 and Sunday at 16:45 for Spanish speakers. It will be visible all over the world.