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On the morning of January 31, 2009, Roxana Saberi, an Iranian-American journalist working in Iran, was forced from her home by four men and secretly detained in Iran's notorious Evin Prison. The intelligence agents who captured her accused her of espionage—a charge she denied. For several days, Saberi was held in solitary confinement, ruthlessly interrogated, and cut off from the outside world. For weeks, neither her family nor her friends knew her whereabouts.
After a sham trial that made headlines around the world, the thirty-one-year-old reporter was sentenced to eight years in prison. But following international pressure by family, friends, colleagues, various governments, and total strangers, she was released on appeal on May 11, 2009. Now Saberi breaks her silence to share the full account of her ordeal, describing in vivid detail the methods that Iranian hard-liners are using to try to intimidate and control many of the country's people.
In this gripping and inspirational true story, Saberi writes movingly of her imprisonment, her trial, her eventual release, and the faith that helped her through it all. Her recollections are interwoven with insights into Iranian society, the Islamic regime, and U.S.-Iran relations, as well as stories of her fellow prisoners—many of whom were jailed for their pursuit of human rights, including freedom of speech, association, and religion. Saberi gains strength and wisdom from her cellmates who support her throughout a grueling hunger strike and remind her of the humanity that remains, even when they are denied the most basic rights.
Between Two Worlds is also a deeply revealing account of this tumultuous country and the ongoing struggle for freedom that is being fought inside Evin Prison and on the streets of Iran. From her heartfelt perspective, Saberi offers a rich, dramatic, and illuminating portrait of Iran as it undergoes a striking, historic transformation.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Great read! Will make you appreciate our court system, even with its flaws.Published 2 months ago by Carol
Roxana Saberi's moving, intelligent, sensitive and insightful book, Between Two Worlds: My Life and Captivity in Iran, reminds our souls of the power of integrity, truth and... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Johan Revalk
I am not a literary critic. I rate this book highly because of its objective presentation of events, both the author's own and those of her cell mates. Read morePublished 4 months ago by The Norskie
This was an account that lived up to its title. This shows a stark view of how many of the countries with oppressive bureaucracy treat their citizens. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Rajaram B
One of my favorite books of all time. Roxana Saberi has done an excellent job writing her memoirs in the notorious Evin Prison in Tehran.Published 10 months ago by Kat
I'm a Baha'i and have been saddened over the years by the treatment of the Baha'i community in Iran. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Lynn Kirk Hunter
This book moved me very much because it gave a voice to the situation of being a captive of a totalitarian regime and recreates the feeling of helplessness that such people... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Laurie van der Hart
This book should be on everyone's "must read" list. The courage, determination and strong will displayed by Roxana Saberi and the women she met in prison was truly amazing. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Paul Peterson
This book gave a very good insight into what it is like to be a victim of the Iranian theocracy. Yet, Ms. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Sandra Augsburger