Iran’s brutality spreads like a cancer

There have been countless allegations of torture and abuse at the hands of the Iranian regime since the disputed election in June.

Now testimonies of rape and torture are being spread online. Here’s one:

They took us with tens of others to Kahrizak camp. At least in that room that I were held there were another 200 people, all were injured beaten by batons. you could hear people crying everywhere”¦.the plaincloth guards came into room”¦beat whom they could. they did for half an hour”¦after that they put a flash light in our faces and say if you make a noise with put these batons in your asses”¦.to prevent us dying of hunger, everyday they give us a bag of leftover food.

Below is a former political prisoner recounting the experience of being imprisoned, tortured and raped in an Iranian prison in the 1980s. She was only 17 years old at the time and did not know why she had been arrested. More than 90,000 people have watched her testimony on YouTube.

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