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Newsweek’s Maziar Bahari got in hot water with Iranian authorities when he gave a dead-pan comic interview to Daily Show correspondent Jason Jones. Fresh out of an Iranian jail, Bahari appeared on the Daily Show last night to discuss his experiences in the hands of the Revolutionary Guard. “It was stupid and funny at the same time,” Bahari says. His interrogator, who was fascinated with a paradise on earth known as New Jersey, offered assurances such as, “We treat our prisoners much more humanely than the Americans.” Bahari also discusses the way the Revolutionary Guard is tightening its control on Iranian society:
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Read Bahari’s grueling account of his experience inside of Tehran’s notorious Evin prison in Newsweek.
More from Scott Horton:
Six Questions — October 18, 2014, 8:00 pm
Nathaniel Raymond on CIA interrogation techniques.
Mark Denbeaux on the NCIS cover-up of three “suicides” at Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp
From the June 2014 issue
Percentage increase in the annual number of polio cases in Pakistan since 2005:
A bowl of 4,000-year-old noodles was found in northwestern China; and a spokesman for the Chinese Academy of Sciences said that “this is the earliest empirical evidence of noodles ever found.”
A federal judge sentenced the journalist Barrett Brown to 63 months in prison for sharing a link to information stolen from the private-intelligence firm Stratfor by a hacker in 2011. “Good news!” Brown said in a statement. “They’re now going to send me to investigate the prison-industrial complex.”
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