Q. You were held captive for almost four years, from 1986 to 1990, half of that time in total isolation. A blindfold always covered your eyes, and often you were chained to a wall?
A. In 44 months I never saw the face of one of my captors. I even slept in my blindfold. Alone in the cell, when I heard no sound outside, I sometimes would raise the blindfold enough to see and then kept it at half-mast. If observed, that meant a beating.
Q. Two of those four years you were together with other hostages?
A. For most of...