799: Marina Nemat | Surviving Inside an Iranian Prison
Marina Nemat (@marinanemat) is a human rights activist who survived torture and imprisonment in Iran after Ayatollah Khomeini's Islamic Revolution. She chronicled her ordeals in Prisoner of Tehran: One Woman's Story of Survival Inside an Iranian Prison.
What We Discuss with Marina Nemat:
- How life for women in Iran prior to Ayatollah Khomeini's Islamic Revolution mirrored their contemporaries in the United States.
- Why most of the populace optimistically thought the Islamic Revolution was ushering in much-needed changes over the first few months — and what happened when things started to quickly turn sour.
- How 16-year-old Marina got on the regime's radar and wound up in Tehran's notoriously brutal Evin Prison.
- The torture Marina endured while imprisoned, and the ultimatum she was forced to accept in lieu of execution.
- Why Marina was eventually released from prison, and what she's done with her time since then.
- And much more...
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