Sunday, September 18, 2005

Is Ganji Being Subjected to White Torture?

Ma'ssoumeh Shafii, the loyal wife of Iranian journalist and dissident, Akbar Ganji, has expressed fears that Ganji may be being subjected to "white torture".

"White torture", is a method of torture the Islamic Republic henchmen have picked up from their North Korean colleagues. To apply this method, the prisoner is placed in a white cell, with white walls, white ceiling, white floor, white door, and is also dressed in white overalls. Even the food given to him will be white, like yogurt and rice. The prisoner is put in a cell with complete silence, he will not hear any noise other than his own breathing and no guards will talk to him. After some time the prisoner loses all concepts of dimension and will suffer a variety of mental illnesses.

Ganji was promised freedom and broke his 78 day long hunger strike, but since then he was returned to prison and no one has been allowed to see him.

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