“I doubt [my interrogator] ever cared about the multilayered pressure campaign that Newsweek and others had put together on my behalf—the editorials and petitions, the diplomatic démarches, the quiet personal efforts of world leaders. But there were Iranian officials who also disagreed with my detention. Soon after the election they might have been too hesitant or too powerless to do much. But by September, with Iran on the verge of nuclear talks, they could make the case that I had become a distraction."
Over the next few weeks, we will be highlighting the plight of our jailed Iranian colleagues. Watch this space for information on how you help.