In Iran a subject’s “voluntary confession” reaches a huge audience via television.
The accessibility of television and use of videotape have made such confessions a primary propaganda tool,
says Abrahamian, and because torture is hidden from the public,
the victim’s confession appears to be self-motivated, increasing its value to the authorities.Abrahamian, E. (1999). Tortured confessions
. In Tortured Confessions. University of California Press.