Thursday: Hamid Ghassemi-Shall

Hamid Ghassemi-Shall with his wife Antonella Mega. Hamid was in an Iranian prison since he was arrested in 2008, sentenced to death and charged with espionage - the charges were eventually dismissed. All the while, Hamid's wife Antonella Mega was in Toronto, cut off from him but trying to help lobby for his release.

Hamid Ghassemi-Shall with his wife Antonella Mega. Hamid was in an Iranian prison since he was arrested in 2008, sentenced to death and charged with espionage - the charges were eventually dismissed. All the while, Hamid's wife Antonella Mega was in Toronto, cut off from him but trying to help lobby for his release.

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Tomorrow on The Current, we'll speak with Hamid Ghassemi-Shall. He escaped the hangman's noose in Iran, but he nevertheless spent nearly five years in Iran's most notorious prison for a crime he did not commit. Listen to a clip from tomorrow's conversation as he explains what it was like being in solitary confinement.

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