Iranian Women Prisoners Detail Torture: ‘Death Was Like a Desire’

JEFFREY BROWN: Next, a rare look at dissent in Iran, including the abuse of female prisoners during and following the 2009 Green Revolution. That was when thousands took to the streets of Tehran and other cities to protest a disputed presidential election, before facing a violent crackdown by the government.

Our story is told through interviews recorded in secret with Iranian women. The correspondent’s voice and the faces and voices of some of the women have been altered to protect their identities.


This report is a co-production with the Center for Investigative Reporting.

A caution: Some of the images and stories are disturbing.

CORRESPONDENT: It’s been two years since the bloody days that followed Iran’s disputed presidential election. I was there in the streets, along with hundreds of thousands of people.

During the uprising, known as the Green Movement, I witn…

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