Coerced confessions were involved in two different stories I saw reported in the news last Friday, April 6. The different ways we treat coerced confessions obtained by Iran and by the FBI led me to ask some serious questions for you to answer at the end of my latest 4 minute 2 second YouTube video at:
Coerced Confessions No Good from Iran But OK from the FBI?
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I got the material I fairly used in my video from a variety of sources.
I took my first clip from a story on PBS's NewsHour about the release of British sailors from Iran that you can find in its entirety at: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/mili
My second clip comes from a KXTV channel 10 story on the new trial hearing in the Hamid Hayat case that you can find in its entirety at: http://www.news10.net/display_story.asp
My third clip comes from a PBS Frontline story from last year that you can see in its entirety at: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/front
As a final source, the quote from the Atlantic article referenced in my video is available at: http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200610/w
And, as always, I appreciate all feedback :-)