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Saturday, July 4, 2009

Iran: "Confessions" Obtained Under "Duress"

“If they talk about the velvet revolution 24 hours a day people don’t care,” said Omid Memarian, a former Iranian journalist who was arrested and forced to issue his own confession in 2004. “But if reformers and journalists say they are involved in it, it makes the point for them. Once my interrogators said, ‘Whatever you say is worth 100 times more than having a conservative newspaper say the same thing.’ ”

link: Top Reformers Admitted Plot, Iran Declares -


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