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Rights lawyer: Iran has ‘long history of forced confessions’

October 20, 2022

International human rights lawyer Gissou Nia tells DW’s Nicole Frölich that it’s ‘pretty clear’ Iranian athlete Elnaz Rekabi was forced to say she unintentionally forgot to wear her headscarf during competition abroad. Nia says that the international attention Rekabi’s case has generated can help make a difference in how she is treated by Iranian authorities.