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December 10, 2007

29 Days Of Beatings, Torture, And Confinement

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MC: Did you regret protesting?
ZG:
You regret being born. You face reality. Before, I thought I could save the world. But when you sit in that room, you realize you don't have any power. They can bring you down with interrogation, slap you down, and you hate what you've done.

MC: How did your family take it?
ZG:
When I came out, when I saw my mother's face and I saw my dad crying for the first time ever, I realized how selfish I was. That's when I left Iran for Australia. The government could have come for me again at anytime, and I would rather not see my family than make them worry again.

MC: If you had to do it over, would you?
ZG:
I might say, Yes, I would. But then I think of the moments I experienced in prison. And now I'm sitting in the sunshine in Australia, studying for my B.A. So, I think, No, I must be crazy to even think it.


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