Prisoner of Tehran : One Woman's Story of Survival Inside an Iranian Prison

by Marina Nemat | Biographies & Memoirs | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0143052179 Global Overview for this book
Registered by ajsmom of Quesnel, British Columbia Canada on 11/8/2012
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Journal Entry 1 by ajsmom from Quesnel, British Columbia Canada on Thursday, November 08, 2012

In 1982, sixteen-year-old Marina Nemat was arrested on false charges by Iranian Revolutionary Guards and tortured in Tehran’s notorious Evin prison. At a time when most teenaged girls are choosing their prom dresses, Nemat was having her feet beaten by men with cables and listening to gunshots as her friends were being executed. She was condemned to die, but survived because one of the guards, whose family was well-connected to the Khomeini regime, pleaded for her life. But the price Ali exacted was high: Nemat, a fervent Christian, would have to convert to Islam and marry him.

Soon Nemat found herself being welcomed lovingly into the family of her husband and captor. She learned that Ali was not the monster his actions suggested; that although he was an interrogator in an evil regime, he was also a beloved son and brother who truly believed his unwilling wife would come to love him.

Marina Nemat’s nightmare ended when members of a rival political faction assassinated Ali. She was returned to prison but, ironically, it was Ali’s family who eventually secured her release. She rejoined her own family but was further traumatized by their reluctance to acknowledge her ordeal. She found solace with the young man who had waited for her; they married and emigrated to Canada.

An extraordinary tale of faith and survival, Prisoner of Tehran is a testament to the power of love in the face of evil and injustice.

Merry Christmas, zzz!

Journal Entry 2 by zzz at Rakovica, City of Belgrade Serbia on Sunday, December 16, 2012
Thank you for this Christmas'/New Year's gift. I'll find them a good home :)

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