I was imprisoned in Evin. I have seen this before. We will not go silently.

U.S. President Donald Trump celebrates after his speech during the Presidential Inauguration at the US Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., January 20, 2017. (Saul Loeb/Reuters)

My family and I have survived two revolutions: Russia, 1917 and Iran, 1979; my grandparents escaped the communists and I the Islamists. From 1982 to 1984, when I was in my teens, I was a prisoner of conscience—charged with anti-revolutionary activism, in Tehran’s notorious Evin prison. While there, I was beaten to a...

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