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Iranian Dissident To Receive Human Rights Award


http://gdb.rferl.org/B37CF6F2-B48A-47EE-BAA7-60930DC43ECC_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/B37CF6F2-B48A-47EE-BAA7-60930DC43ECC_mw800_mh600.jpg Akbar Ganji with his wife after his release from prison in March (Fars) May 23, 2006 – A dissident Iranian journalist, Akbar Ganji, has been selected as corecipient of a human rights prize, the Martin Ennals Award, by a grouping of 11 major human rights organizations.


The groups -- including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch -- will present the $15,000 award in October.


Ganji was imprisoned in Iran for writings implicating officials in the murders of Iranian opposition members.


He will share the award with Arnold Tsunga, a lawyer and rights advocate from Zimbabwe.


(AFP)


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