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New concerns for the safety of American pastors -- -- -- -- Dini sentence this week to eight years and Iran's most brutal prison accused of illegally practicing his Christian faith.
Pass -- report beatings and torture and mock executions.
One of those inmates was marine and a month she was imprisoned and -- And is the author of the book prisoner of -- -- I spoke with her this week.
Name up good morning and thank you for being with its findings but tell -- a little bit about -- tell me a little bit about your story you were jailed for how.
Along in Iran.
I was in prison for two years -- -- -- twelve days from 1982.
And what was the charge marine.
Acting against Nationalists in -- he and fighting god to fighting god.
-- -- was that for me christianity standpoint or.
From an Ali it's wearing police there calling Iran I -- on it Chris -- -- eight in arresting because I am a Christian.
I'm from a Christian found -- not that -- as a Muslim didn't and convert it to christianity or anything no -- arrested me at each of sixteen because I spoke gains the Islamic Republic of Iran in school.
And you're in jail for two years two months until Wednesday latte -- in twelfth.
Yes what is it like inside.
It's mom leaving cal upon arrival of deep blindfold you.
And they take -- for interrogation be asking -- a few questions being being never elect answer is that you get.
And they take it to the torture wrong -- -- you up Andy torturing it.
How if you elect he is survived well the and tight to me trendy air within -- -- there were two men -- me.
I hide behind cup meeting tight negative there would and that that is lying down and I had my stomach they took -- myself on my shows.
And he lashed missiles off my feet with -- and -- -- table and he went online and online on how many times and that happened very.
I have no idea -- It is -- case or you dissolved in pain.
I forgot my name I forgot why allies.
In that space there is nothing.
But pain you -- used to something that you don't even know what -- I forgot how to towns I wanted to.
I couldn't I couldn't think.
What do they wanna get out of you at that point -- her.
Under torture -- kept on yelling -- -- trackside Red Sox thought -- silent shocks like the girl's name I had met -- once I had no idea what her last name -- I knew nothing about her this was something I didn't know I think they knew I didn't know so -- they were trying to get on you me.
They were trying to they -- they're looking for information or there.
There are trying to get you to say something.
-- -- -- trying to devastate me -- trying to destroy me so it got in case I survive an ever make it out I would never ever doing anything against them again.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Yes and -- I gave me paper's -- a lot of papers and he told me sign here sign here signed here.
I signed everything I eating you know -- what I signed I just signed.
I just wanted to get as if that's wrong I just wanted to go home and sleep in my home -- -- how long did you now been in Toronto.
Since nineteen IE if they're -- 199.
It took about ten months to get to -- dot I -- here since 1990 wine room would you go back -- have you been back.
I was enough to -- I haven't been I have friends I have found we -- churches there.
It's Larry grew up is sound when I was born of course I -- -- -- Like I count because sounding meet me converts to Islam and -- -- in prison.
And it converts it back -- standing there and it was -- and this puts out an accurate death sentence over my head.
Science based do you have death sentence if -- go back to you want -- will be arrested in the -- what.
What is this pastor then up against me in this jail.
He's up against into signing -- that's what he's up against I think campaigning to -- -- -- -- it's handled in Iranian man.
-- -- plus and you saw it for the past five years.
He is on guess throw for two weeks off they spoke for two weeks on and off and on an -- This is basically torture -- not only for him but for his from the US tortures his brother died under torture.
Another meeting this is facing this same situation and -- -- -- -- from Islam to christianity which is what keeps its.
Is basically -- according to be -- -- law.
It could be punishable by death now so.
If this situation is very dire is -- very serious for him.
One more question on this sometimes the run -- convict.
Specially westerners and a few days later they're released.
Would you expect that here or do we now.
It cannot and the thing is that the Iranian government is entirely unpredictable.
It all depends on which way the political winds are -- knowing he's these prisoners they hold on DD foreign prisoners.
The -- dumb -- hostages and -- media are hoping they can get something out of some got ramming someone somewhere.
Under certain circumstances I -- I don't know what's going on behind closed source.
Didn't think he his chances are much better at that and just an Iranian prisoner.
-- listen his wife certainly hope so she's been on -- this many times and she's been very strong -- all this and we hope and pray for the best for her and certainly for him marina thank you for sharing your story.
-- it is gripping and it is dramatic my best to you.
Thank you so sometimes I had no idea before we started an interview.
That she was about to go to back Kennedy -- imagine that experience and it was great moment to speak out curious the way she does now.
-- from Canada incredible story.
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