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Fatal secrets

June 26th, 2014

Episode 12 of 559 episodes

Exiled Jewish doctor Kooshyar Karimi was forced by the Islamic Intelligence Service to spy on the Jewish-Iranian community, which led to the arrest of 13 people. this incident caused an international outcry in 1999. The reason why Kooshyar Karimi got into such trouble was that he performed pregnancy terminations and hymen repairs on women whose lives otherwise would be ruined - women accused of sex outside marriage or rape. Kooshyar Karimi describes his experiences in the book I Confess - Revelations in Exile. Here he is in conversation at the recent Melbourne Jewish Writers Festival.

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