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Maziar Bahari’s ordeal inside Tehran’s Evin Prison: ‘Everyone Has Forgotten You’

23 October 2009 No Comment

The latest on documentary filmmaker and NEWSWEEK correspondent Maziar Bahari.

On Oct. 17, the regime let Bahari out on bail almost as suddenly as it had arrested him, and with almost as little explanation. Through his months in solitary confinement, he had never once been allowed to see a lawyer, although he was pushed in front of government television cameras to confess that he had inadvertently helped to promote a “velvet revolution” against the Islamic Republic in the wake of the bitterly contested June 12 elections that returned President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to power. In an appearance in early August, Bahari apologized and asked for mercy from Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Then, this week, just days after he walked out of Evin Prison, the regime allowed Bahari to fly to London to join Paola as she waited in a hospital to give birth after several medical complications.

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Latest Iranian regime move: US-backed uranium plan rejected by Iran.

Iranian state TV said that Tehran was waiting for a response to its own proposal to buy nuclear fuel rather than ship low-enriched uranium to Russia for further enrichment. Iran has often used counterproposals as a way to draw out nuclear negotiations with the West.