Social media gives women a voice in Iran

A young woman is speaking to the camera, her face obscured to prevent her being identified. Her voice heavy with emotion, and hands gesturing, she describes the rape and torture she endured at the hands of her guards while imprisoned during the post-election crackdown in Iran. “Death was my first wish,” she says after recounting the physical and sexual assaults that began when she was picked up on her way home from university and thrown into a van. “I wanted it to be over. I wanted to die.”

Bruised from her beatings, she was taken to a detention centre where her interrogator told her, before he raped her: “I will do something you will never forget. I’ll make it so you never want to leave your house again, so any time you hear my name, you will tremble.”

One response to “Social media gives women a voice in Iran

  1. Hate to be female & Muslim. No respect, no real love. Just breeding like a cow.
    Say one thing wrong & your dead.

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