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Tortured confessions prisons and public recantations in modern Iran by Ervand Abrahamian

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Published by University of California Press in Berkeley .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Iran,
  • Iran.

Subjects:

  • Torture -- Iran,
  • Political prisoners -- Iran,
  • Confession (Law) -- Iran,
  • Punishment -- Iran,
  • Iran -- Politics and government

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-272) and index.

StatementErvand Abrahamian.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHV8599.I7 A37 1999
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 279 p. ;
Number of Pages279
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL380754M
ISBN 100520216237, 0520218663
LC Control Number98042989

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  About the Book. The role of torture in recent Iranian politics is the subject of Ervand Abrahamian's important and disturbing book. Although Iran officially banned torture in the early twentieth century, Abrahamian provides documentation of its use under the Shahs and of the widespread utilization of torture and public confession under the Islamic Republican governments. The role of torture in recent Iranian politics is the subject of Ervand Abrahamian's important and disturbing book. Although Iran officially banned torture in the early twentieth century, Abrahamian provides documentation of its use under the Shahs and of the widespread utilization of torture and public confession under the Islamic Republican governments. The role of torture in recent Iranian politics is the subject of Ervand Abrahamian's important and disturbing book. Although Iran officially banned torture in the early twentieth century, Abrahamian provides documentation of its use under the Shahs and of the widespread utilization of torture and public confession under the Islamic Republican governments.4/5(2). Tortured confessions. Tortured Voices: Personal Accounts of Burma's Interrogation Centers This book offers a sustained demonstration of the way in which works of art can help us to explore.

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  Tortured Confessions: Prisons and Public Recantations in Modern Iran by Ervand Abrahamian ().. Since the publication of his Iran Between Two Revolutions in , Abrahamian has become one of the most influential historians of modern Iran. This latest book is also a valuable contribution to the growing field of international human rights studies. down its newspaper, purged its members from the ministries, jettisoned some radical legislation, especially land reform, and, most serious of all, made the fatal decision in mid– to take the war into Iraqi territory after the liberation of Khorram-shahr. [] Urging acceptance of a UN peace offer, the Tudeh warned that the continuation of the war would "play into the hands of the. Although few in Iran had read the potent Western works on tortured confessions, Iran has a rich genre of prison literature going back to the s. The genre began in when Bozorg Alavi, a young Marxist writer just released from prison, published two best-sellers Author: Ervand Abrahamian. Review Extract: Tortured Confessions presents an innovative perspective on the relationship between torture and propaganda. While much has been written about the way propaganda spurs and sanctifies torture by demonizing "the enemy," few have explored the way torture itself is used to create propaganda. Abrahamian's work explores how the primary purpose of torture in Iran has been to extract Author: Fatma E. Marouf.