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.