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Time Will Never Say, a prisoner's account

On 9 DEcember, International Coalition Against Violence in Iran-ICAVI organised the launch of Ramin Jahanbegloo's memoirs: "Time Will Never Say".

IN 2007, Ramin was detained at the airport while bording a flight to Brussels. He was thrown into a cell at the notorious Evin prison where he stayed for days and months accusded of instigating a "Velvet Revolution" in Iran.

Time Will Never Say speaks of the first moments of total horror and despair he endured and the following days and weeks where he was taken for interrogation and forced to "confess" to something he had not done. As a philosopher Ramin looks at the high walls of his cell and can virtually hear the voices of those who had been in that cell before him.

At the launch which was hosted by professor Lord Parekh, Ramin and Maziar Bahari, a journalist who spent time in prison in similar circumstances, spoke of their mutual experiences and the horrors of prison which  stays with the person for a very long time. 


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