Marina Nemat reads from Prisoner of Tehran

marinanemat-125.jpgMarina Nemat spent two years, two months and 12 days in Evin prison in Iran. While imprisoned, Marina was tortured and subjected to unspeakable horrors, which she brings to public attention in Prisoner of Tehran.

Marina was one of the few who escaped Evin, and has built a life for herself in Canada. Not everyone, however, was so lucky. Many women died there, and others who were freed simply don't talk about what happened to them. Marina has made it her life's work to expose what goes on in Iran's most notorious prison for political dissidents.

In the audio player below, Marina Nemat reads a passage from Prisoner of Tehran in which she watches as one of her fellow prisoners is taken to be executed.

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Prisoner of Tehran will be defended by entrepreneur and Dragons' Den star Arlene Dickinson in the Canada Reads 2012 debates. The debates will air at 11 a.m. (11:30 a.m. in Nfld.) on CBC Radio One and will be livestreamed on CBC Books at 10 a.m. ET on February 6,7, 8 and 9.

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