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Iran - Decision to award Sakharov Prize to Nasrin Sotoudeh and Jafar Panahi hailed

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders is delighted to learn that Nasrin Sotoudeh, an imprisoned Iranian human rights lawyer, and Jafar Panahi, an Iranian filmmaker under house arrest, have been awarded the European Parliament's Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. "The European Parliament's choice is a historic gesture of support for freedom of expression in Iran," Reporters Without Borders said. "We see it as a message of hope for the laureates, one of whom is serving a six-year sentence in Tehran's (...)

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