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Friday, December 11, 2009

Ayatolah Montazeri was named as the winner of the award from the "Association of Human Rights Defenders in Iran" !




On Thursday December 10 the organizers of the "Association of Human Rights Defenders in Iran" attended at the office of Ayatollah Montazeri and announced him as the winner of the " human rights advocate" award given annually to a human rights defenders who put his life in danger by voicing out the violation of human rights in Iran. Ayatollah Montazeri was chosen as the winner, because of his critical position on the mass murdering of political prisoners in Iran on 1987-88.

In this meeting Ms. Narges Mohammadi the vice president of the association , Lawyer and human rights defender Mr. Abdolfatah soltani and doctor Mohammad Ali Dadkhah also a human rights defender and lawyer from the association were present. The award is a symblic cylinder of human rights charter by the Persian king Syrus the great.

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