Akbar Ganji released

Iran: Dissident writer Akbar GANJI, honorary member of English PEN, was released on 17 March 2006. He was reportedly granted a conditional release for the Iranian New Year.

Ganji was arrested in April 2000 after taking part in a cultural conference in Berlin. He was sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment.

Originally posted with the url: www.englishpen.org/writersinprison/archivebulletins/akbarganjireleased/

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