Rape as a tool of war is, tragically, as old as war itself. But Religious rape?
It seems like an impossible concept; too horrendous to contemplate. Here, in the first of four documentaries about sex scandals in religion, we focus sharply on several chilling reports that democracy activists were raped with religious justification in Iran, as part of a frenzy of fundamentalist punishment after the Presidential elections of June 2009.
Two of an estimated 53 rape victims tell their terrifying stories from their refuge in adjoining Turkey; two distinguished human rights experts confirm the reports; and a defector from the pro-government Basiji militia draws the line from a gang rape operation he refused to take part in through his Commander to the Supreme Religious Leader Ayatollah Khameini.