The writers who spent a part of their life in the jail of their opponents have got benefit in the daily imprisonment for their diaries and discussed it as a school. The president of Bosnia (Alija Izetbegovic) who was detained for roughly ten years says, it is possible to be an instructor or philosopher, but all these cannot decrease your pain of dungeon.
Menachem Begin and bee: he was the sixth prime minister of Israel (1977-1983). He was arrested for Jewish political activity by Soviet Union authorities in (1940), later they sent him to a camp in Siberia. He was liberated in (1941). He narrated his story of jail in a book titled (White Nights), he resembled his jail as a beehive. There were such people in our hall who attempted to protect the personality of the detainees, they taught language courses, history and literature. We all negotiated in general. Above all, there was an uneducated man who never heard about the Belgian author, poet, playwright and essayist Maeterlinck who won the noble prize for literature in (1911). The man talked about the bee kingdoms, his topic was more interested than the educated and higher ranked.
The Islamic phenomenon and scholar Sheikh Mohammed al-Ghazali was a close person to Hassan al-Banna the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, Ghazali was imprisoned via the Egyptian in charges in (1948), he was detained for eight years in Tora prison. He says the period that I have spent in jail resembled a school for me since I taught Quran to the captives and we established the Sina institution there.
Begovic was the president of Bosnia (1992-2000), he was imprisoned twice, and his duration in jail was (2075) days. He states when I realized to spend my life in a dungeon, I remind myself of the notion of suspension still continuing. All that times I wasn’t disappointed about the friendship of life. After my adjudication, I decided to write my story about destiny, policy and religion. A friend of mine gave all my diaries outside the prison. All of the written words were collected; it was published under the name of (My Escape to Freedom) in Sarajevo, (1999).
Ihsan Naraghi was a professor of sociology and director of social studies and research at the University of Tehran (Iran). As a sociologist, he has collaborated for many years in the work of international scientific associations in the era of Mohammed Radha Shah. He was a member of UNESCO as a director of UNESCO’s Youth Division for many years and advisor to the Director-General of UNESCO. He was jailed during the Islamic revolution of Iran three times due to having a close relationship with the previous regime, he wrote his book “From Palace to Prison”. He has narrated his open discussion between him and the Iranian Shah.
Moreover, Naraghi in his book talks about the duration of imprisonment in jail. He utters, firstly, I was in a private room, I taught language course to the detainees, I couldn’t use pen and paper because it was not permitted, to remember and record my information I used my beads which a liberated prisoner gave it to me. Secondly, they send me to the politic room and we could read the books that our visitors brought to us. Finally, they send me to Evin prison.
He articulates, one of the detainees was a geology professor, we asked him to talk about gas, petrol, iron and silver. Later, a geography professor taught some lessons about plants and climate in Iran, and many people specialized in different fields who taught the prisoners like a historian, economist, etc.
Naraghi’s life in prison wasn’t concentrated only on teaching, he narrates, after a year of imprisonment we could collect some money to purchase the book of (The Story of Civilization) which was written by Will and Ariel Durant at Evin Prison, the book was translated to Persian in the Shah period. The detainees were pleased to read the book under the shade of the trees at the prison yard.