Tuesday, Dec. 07, 1999

Mock Execution in Iran

Week of Feb. 16, 1981
TIME reporter Raji Samghabadi recalls enduring a mock execution in Iran. "The guns roared. I awaited the impact, searched for pain. Then there was the realization they had not shot me." After fleeing Iran, Samghabadi reflects that "these misguided fanatics are certainly not the clergymen who created an aura of righteousness."