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Maziar Bahari on His Imprisonment in Iran

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Maziar Bahari tells what happened when he was arrested and held at Iran’s notorious Evin Prison while he was in Iran covering the presidential election in 2009. In Then They Came for Me: A Family's Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival, he gives an account of contemporary Iran, sheds light on the past 70 years of regime change there, and tells of his family’s courage in the face of repression.

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Maziar Bahari

Comments [5]

Melissa from Ridgewood, NJ

The whole New Jersey thing is hilarious. So the whole time I thought I was living in a snobby suburb that made me kind of sad (I'm a displaced Californian) I've been actually living in a paradise where people copulate and drink alcohol! And where there are great schools and hospitals! Who knew ...

Jun. 07 2011 01:53 PM
Amy from Manhattan

Not to be flippant, but telling your interrogator stories to stave off the torture sounds like the Scheherezade approach (& I'm glad it worked).

Jun. 07 2011 12:37 PM
Ira from Park Slope

New Jersey? Paradise? He's obviously never been to the dump.

Jun. 07 2011 12:21 PM
Vinny from Manalapan, NJ

People in New Jersey copulate all the time. :)

Jun. 07 2011 12:21 PM
Patrick from Bronx

Has your story received any attention from the press within Iran?

Jun. 07 2011 04:25 AM

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