The blog "50 Million Buffalo" publishes an account of an Iranian student, "Reza," who was recently detained in the infamous Evin Prison:

Reza spent his first 48 hours of arrest at level -4 of ministry of interior building without food or water.

Reza estimated around 200 people were in each room and there were not enough space to even sit on the ground.

There was also an awful problem of only one toilet for all people in there and a impossible time limit of around 1 minute for each person.

Guards prevented them from sleeping by keeping them standing all night long.

They didn't open the plastic handcuffs for a day and half, and they randomly beat up people.

Reza said the only exception was they didn't hit arrested people directly in the face.

On forced confessions:

He said in the second day some pain cloth people came with papers forcing people to sign them.

The papers were prewritten confessions all in different handwritings saying the signer is a member of a pro-Mousavi organization.

Reza said some people sign them and some other just faked their signatures and names.

Detainees were also paid to go to streets and say things, admitting to having violated national security and Islam.

They ran another confession show at Evin, this time with promise of instant freedom and new accusations.

He promised that if one of them would confess in front of the camera, he would free them all, that they will blur his face, and he would have nothing to worry about.

(Hat tip: NIAC)

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