Prison as a mirror of society
As a foreign visitor in Paris, the great 19th century Russian writer Turgenjev once was invited to witness the execution of a criminal under French Law of those days. The horrifying impressions of the event turned Turgenjev strongly in favour of abolishing the death penalty, and in his writings about it, he brings up pretty strong arguments against this penal code that leaves no room for error.
Moreover, from his observations he concluded that the level of any civility in society can be found in how its prisoners are being treated by that society.
What such a conclusion suggests about life and civility in Iran under the IRI, will only be known once the dark secrets of the Islamic Republic's prison system will come fully into the open. The ones that have ears already know. These tales can not be swept under the rug any longer. Soon the lizzard will be crawling back into its hole!
Dr. Roya Tolouee is one of the survivors of the horrors of the IRI. She recently managed to escape. Read her story here:
Posted at 01:01 pm by waterworld