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'Lethal Dissent': Iran's Hunt for Its Citizens Abroad


Two Iranian government officials resist their government from within, are imprisoned, and flee to...

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Lethal Dissent is a series about the price and peril that Iranian dissidents face for speaking out against their government, and the secret operatives who seek to silence them.

Two friends flee Iran to escape the regime’s crackdown on dissent. But when they arrive in Turkey, one of them dies under unusual circumstances. Fariba Nawa, a reporter in Istanbul, works to unravel the mystery of what happened. In the process, she enters Turkey’s underworld of kidnappers-for-hire and shady government officials, and takes listeners inside an Iranian operation to snatch exiles who stand up to the regime. The stakes: the right to say what you truly believe, and potentially, your life.

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