Akbar Ganji visits the PEN office

(Lucy Popescu of English PEN, Akbar Ganji and journalist and Former Chair of English PEN, Joan Smith) (compliments of Article 19)Click here to read PEN’s Press Release. English PEN, Index, Article 19 and guests were delighted to meet Iranian journalist and dissident, Akbar Ganji on July 10, 2006.  Mr. Ganji had been released a few months ago after serving a six-year prison sentence in Evin jail in Iran on charges of “acting against national security”. 

Links to news articles related to Akbar Ganji’s three-day hunger strike:

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/article1173236.ece

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/14/world/middleeast/14tehran.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/16/world/middleeast/16dissident.html

 

Originally posted with the url: www.englishpen.org/news/_1519

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