My Life and Captivity in Iran
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On the morning of January 31, 2009, Roxana Saberi, an
Iranian-American journalist working in Iran, was forced from
her home by four men and secretly detained in Iran's
notorious Evin Prison. The intelligence agents who captured
her accused her of espionage?a charge she denied. For
several days, Saberi was held in solitary confinement,
ruthlessly interrogated, and cut off from the outside world.
For weeks, neither her family nor her friends knew her
After a sham trial that made headlines around
the world, the thirty-one-year-old reporter was sentenced to
eight years in prison. But following international pressure
by family, friends, colleagues, various governments, and
total strangers, she was released on appeal on May 11, 2009.
Now Saberi breaks her silence to share the full account of
her ordeal, describing in vivid detail the methods that
Iranian hard-liners are using to try to intimidate and
control many of the country's people.
In this gripping and
inspirational true story, Saberi writes movingly of her
imprisonment, her trial, her eventual release, and the faith
that helped her through it all. Her recollections are
interwoven with insights into Iranian society, the Islamic
regime, and U.S.-Iran relations, as well as stories of her
fellow prisoners?many of whom were jailed for their pursuit
of human rights, including freedom of speech, association,
and religion. Saberi gains strength and wisdom from her
cellmates who support her throughout a grueling hunger
strike and remind her of the humanity that remains, even
when they are denied the most basic rights.
Worlds is also a deeply revealing account of this
tumultuous country and theongoing struggle for freedom that
is being fought inside Evin Prison and on the streets of
Iran. From her heartfelt perspective, Saberi offers a rich,
dramatic, and illuminating portrait of Iran as it undergoes
a striking, historic transformation.
1 comment posted.
Re: Between Two Worlds
On TV last week I saw some interviews she gave on the occasion of the release of the two American hikers. Until then I had been unaware of the ordeal she had gone through. That's unusual for me since I watch international news daily. However, it may have been at a difficult time for me when I did not watch TV very much. I'm going to try to find the book. If I'm lucky our public library will have a copy. Yes, we have several copies, as well as DVDs of the film No One Knows About Persian Cats to which she also contributed. I'll be getting both items.
I hope you are fully recovered from your ordeal, Ms Saberi.
(Sigrun Schulz 3:22am September 25, 2011)
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