By Roxana Saberi
In early 2009, Roxana Saberi, an American journalist born to Iranian and eastern mom and dad, was once compelled from her domestic in Tehran, secretly detained, and falsely accused of espionage--then sentenced to 8 years in legal. "Between Worlds" is the gripping and inspirational real tale of her harrowing imprisonment and the religion that received her via it, till a global outcry helped safe her unlock. alongside the way in which, Saberi won energy from different prisoners--brave ladies jailed for his or her pursuit of human rights similar to the liberty of speech and faith. This memoir of her fight to be real to herself whatever the results additionally bargains penetrating insights into Iranian society, the Islamic regime, U.S.-Iran relatives, and the old adjustments sweeping Iran this day. "Between Worlds" is a undying, common tale of the pains and triumphs of the human spirit, in addition to a dramatic, illuminating account of the continuing conflict for freedom in Iran.
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CHAPTER FOUR A call to morning prayers reverberated through the air, startling me awake. ” Tall walls appeared all around me as I opened my eyes and felt the cold seeping through my body, reminding me that the previous day had been all too real. The guard from the night before opened my door to hand me a plastic cup of tea, along with some white bread and a sliver of cheese. I felt queasy. I didn’t touch the food and sat against the wall, speculating about what new horrors this day might bring.
As the hours passed, he kept claiming that my book was a cover for espionage activities, and I kept denying it. I knew that asking to see proof of his allegations would be of no use. In this country, people like him needed no more than their own words to send someone to jail for years. , and he wanted to finish up for the day. “We didn’t want to take you to Evin,” Javan said nonchalantly, “but we gave you a chance, and you didn’t cooperate. ” He began to gather his numerous dossiers. I felt the blood suddenly drain from my face.
The steel door clanged shut behind me, automatically locking. I had never been any more cut off from the outside world. I had never been any more alone. A disposable plastic bowl of cold baked beans was sitting on the ratty carpet. I slid the dish aside with my foot and began to survey my new surroundings. The guard had left four frayed military blankets in one corner for me. She had told me to roll one up as my pillow and to sleep on two others. She had also given me a towel, a miniature bar of soap, a toothbrush, and a travel-size tube of toothpaste.