This is my true story of being held captive in Iran.
My name is Lori Foroozandeh and I have just published a book about my true story of being in a POW CAMP in Iran for six weeks.
I was put into this camp the day after 9/11. My husband turned out to be a state sponsored terrorist that I had no idea about until we arrived in Iran . My Iranian husband Mohammad Foroozandeh/Forouzandeh (he used two different spellings of his name to hide under) took me to Iran in 1998.
If you do a search for him online you will see his notoriety.
Once there I was told you need your husbands written permission to leave the country. I lived there until October (end of ) 2001.
When 9/11 happened we knew that it was going to happen, we just didn't know where or what city but we knew something was going to happen, and when I tried to call home to warn my family, the operator said NO INTERNATIONAL Calls being placed at this time.
I did not know anything about my husband and his shady background until we arrived in Iran . You can do a search for my book online as well and see it's reviews which all have been five stars. "Lori's Song" by Lori Foroozandeh.
The reason I'm writing is that I truly want this story to get out. It took me eight years to write it, and the reason I went with a self publishing company was that any correspondences I had with the larger publishers required me to edit my book and leave out certain details. (For example my childhood sexual abuse and drug addiction...they only wanted the book to focus on IRAN ).
Once a girl from Bahrain and I escaped the camp (will elucidate when requested) we went to Ostandary a place in Iran to help foreigners in trouble. Since there is no American embassy in Iran , I was taken (flown to) Dubai , UAE, where our embassy paid my way home. But before doing so they made me sign a non disclosure agreement that I wouldn't talk about what happened to me.
On Nov. 14th I arrived back in the USA . since then I've been writing my story but wanted no publicity, until the book had been published which took eight years. Now that it is published I would like the people to know.
I am also not a squeeky clean person, I fled to Iran due to having false prescription charges I was facing due to being a nurse and addicted to Vicodin.
The above and my childhood sexual abuse is also accounted for in the book
When I arrived home on Nov.14, 2001, I had severe head trauma and brain injury that I now have dealt with. I have had seizures due to this, and I was injured internally when I was raped there with a rifle barrel. They also did public rapes. I also taught english at Zabanamoozan Language School in Iran until one of my students were drowned in her fathers swimming pool for not being a virgin on her wedding night.
I thank you for listening.