Two Iranian teens, two reactions to their father's jailing
The Los Angeles Times / Borzou Daragahi

Prominent economist Saeed Laylaz was taken to notorious Evin Prison amid last year's postelection unrest. Now his son believes speaking out is futile, and his daughter can't imagine doing otherwise.

'Daddy, don't you confess!" she implored over the phone, the outburst of an impulsive teen.

The jailers listening in quickly ended the conversation. But 15-year-old Scheherazade's rash words ultimately meant more to her imprisoned father than she could imagine.

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