The director of the security department was known for his violent ways and tried for six months to make Dino accept the accusations against him. Such medieval tortures were used that almost anyone would have agreed to the charges, but Dino knew if he capitulated, most of his friends would suffer. The first to suffer would be his wife, who was already considered a Greek agent.

From the moment he found himself in that narrow, wet, claustrophobic cell, in darkness that gave him no notion of time, where beetles gnawed his shirt, he began to reconsider his feelings about God. His faith, which had been vague before, reasserted itself, tightening his will, making him invincible. Facing the wicked investigators he would say:

So the threats and torment continued.