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EU Awards Rights Prize to 2 Iranian Dissidents

Posted October 26th, 2012 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The European Parliament has awarded its prestigious Sakharov Prize for human rights and freedom of thought to two Iranian dissidents. European Parliament President Martin Schulz announced Friday in Strasbourg, France, that human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh and filmmaker Jafar Panahi received the annual prize. Schulz said the award is a message of “solidarity and recognition […]

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