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(Studio) Iranian revolution 4 years ago in which Shah was replaced by Ayatollah Khomeini recalled.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Tehran, Iran) Post-revolutionary Iran examined; films shown. Mass brainwashing session in Evin prison shown, discussed. Chief prosecutor Assodollah Lajevardi noted producing "rehabilitated" prisoner. [PRISONER - is pleased to be in Prison.] Lajevardi's zeal for sadism said even criticized by Khomeini. [LAJEVARDI (thru translator) - denies torture in prison.] Trial of alleged homosexuals and drug users, later executed, shown, discussed; George Orwell's "1984" recalled. Regime's emphasis on spying on relatives and friends for anti-revolutionary sentiments described; crackdown on various social mores described. Regime's glorification of victims of war with Iraq noted; cntry.'s current economy state outlined. Allegations that ruling clergy are skimming off funds from government considered; decline in Khomeini's popularity mentioned. Issue of regime's future noted.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton
- Fenton, Tom;
- Rather, Dan
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