One of these men was tortured by Brezhnev’s secret police in a Soviet gulag, while the other was interrogated by the CIA. Can you tell which is which?
“I went on a hunger strike demanding a defense lawyer of my choice… To break me down, they started force-feeding me in a very unusual manner – through my nostrils. About a dozen guards led me from my cell to the medical unit. There they straitjacketed me, tied me to a bed, and sat on my legs so that I would not jerk. The others held my shoulders and my head while a doctor was pushing the feeding tube into my nostril…”
"I was beaten again and left in a small, dirty, cold concrete cell. I was extremely thirsty, but there was only a bottle of putrid water in the cell… The following night my interrogations began. They asked me if I knew why I had been detained. I said I did not…
In desperation, I began a hunger strike. After 27 days without food, I was taken to meet […] the prison director and another man, referred to as “the Boss.” I pleaded with them to release me or bring me before a court, but the prison director replied that he could not release me…
After 37 days without food, I was dragged to the interrogation room, where a feeding tube was forced through my nose into my stomach. I became extremely ill, suffering the worst pain of my life."