By Reza Ghaffari
A trendy Iranian political prisoner tells his tale from the time of his arrest to his eventual get away a decade later
Dr. Reza Ghaffari was once a professor on the collage of Tehran till his 1981 arrest for suspicion of being a member of a banned socialist workforce. This account of his stories via 10 years of torture and as a witness to—and close to sufferer of—prison massacres bargains extraordinary perception into the torturous therapy of political prisoners who oppose the Iranian regime. not anything written in English or in Persian has so comprehensively and movingly portrayed criminal stipulations and the power of these pain them—not only a listing of atrocities, it's also a story of triumph for integrity and the human spirit within the face of the maximum degradation. In 1999 the Iranian experts got here trying to find Dr. Ghaffari in London and he was once moved to a "safe house" through MI6 the place he stayed for with reference to a 12 months. After 9-11, the terrorist possibility point within the united kingdom used to be raised and Dr. Ghaffari used to be allowed again to his relations with better surveillance on his apartment. The years of torture have taken their toll on his well-being yet he has refused to be intimidated and is as made up our minds as ever that his tale can be instructed. The fatwah imposed opposed to writer Salman Rushdie for writing The Satanic Verses scared many publishers into refusing to print this booklet, A nation of worry, in English
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Yeah, it's a private thing at Doc Scaff's house. Cocktails and dinner for the runners. " I turned back to the phone. "What's the room number? I'll be up in a minute. There is a party. " "You better talk to Ralph," she said. " I said. " she said. "You'd better be nice to Ralph. " "Don't worry," I said. " she screamed. "You drunken sot! " "Not for long," I said. " She hung up and I turned to the bartender. " I asked him. He tensed up, but said nothing. I smiled at him. " I offered him a Dunhill, which he declined.
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