Government Parades Arrested Protesters on TV: Will Teach Them A Lesson ...
RFE/RL / Charles Recknagel

On June 23, the television showed one detainee confessing to what amounts to collaboration with foreign powers against the Iranian state."I think we were provoked by networks like the BBC and VOA [Voice of America] to take such immoral actions," the young man said. His face was shown but he was not identified by name.Similarly, a woman was shown saying she, too, "was influenced by VOA Persian [service] and the BBC because they were saying that the security forces were behind most of the clashes."

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