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Iran dissidents: Behind confessions, prison ordeal
Posted on 08/07/2009 7:54:37 PM PDT by nuconvert
A prisoner forced to confess tries to speak with his eyes - to tell those watching that he's admitting to crimes he never committed because he's been broken by days alone in a cell and interrogators' threats to his family and loved ones. And because it's the only way to get free, said Ebrahim Nabavi, a popular Iranian satirist whose televised confession came after he spent more than three months in prison in 2000 for his written jabs at the ruling clerics.
Nabavi believes he saw the same thing happen as he watched two of Iran's most prominent pro-reform politicians make televised confessions last week
(Excerpt) Read more at wtol.com ...
TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dissidents; falseconfession; iran; iranelection; iranprison; iranprotest; regime; sourcetitlenoturl
posted on 08/07/2009 7:54:38 PM PDT
Do you want to turn in a dissident for arrest and forced confessions? Send all relevant information to firstname.lastname@example.org .
posted on 08/07/2009 8:10:50 PM PDT
(Obama's medical nationalization bill reads like Atlas Shrugged with doctors instead of railroads.)
posted on 08/07/2009 8:18:18 PM PDT
by Texas Fossil
(The last time I looked, this is still Texas where I live.)
To: Texas Fossil
posted on 08/07/2009 8:22:23 PM PDT
( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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