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2011-07-26 16:00:00

NEW YORK, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- To help set the stage for one of the world's most prestigious human rights events--presented by literary and human rights organization PEN American Center--GlobalWorks Group was selected to create a documentary on Nasrin Sotoudeh, a writer, lawyer and leader of the women's and children's rights movement in Iran, where she was sentenced this past January to 11 years in prison for, among other things, "acting against national security." "We were...

2009-10-13 09:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- WHO: Host: Actor and comedian Rainn Wilson (of NBC's The Office) Presenters: Actors Eva LaRue (CSI Miami), Anthony Azizi (24, Lost) Performers: GRAMMY-nominated Jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton, Cuban jazz pianist Alfredo Rodriguez, Iranian Armenian singer/songwriter Andy Madadian, recording artist Terry Dexter, three-time GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY-winning artist/producer...

2009-08-03 09:14:00

Non Profit Launches "Protest Music From Iran" Campaign WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Iranian authorities have arrested and charged hundreds of citizens, mostly intellectuals and opposition members, with participation in a "Velvet Revolution," and are now holding a mass show trial complete with coerced confessions. On Friday, the authorities announced that they have similarly charged Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi even though she was out of the country at the time...

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2008-12-15 13:11:15

Iranian Nobel peace prize winner Shirin Ebadi called on Monday for the release of an Iranian blogger who was arrested for spying on Israel. Hossein Derakhshan, or the "Blogfather," is a former journalist who visited Israel and wrote about his experiences on his Farsi blog. He said he hoped his reporting would show residents of both nations the basic human element of each side. However, in doing so, he defied President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's government. "I want to humanize Israel for Iranians...

2005-11-15 08:47:56

By Tom Heneghan, Religion Editor VIENNA (Reuters) - The presidents of Afghanistan and Iraq told a conference on Islam and pluralism on Tuesday that their countries' new constitutions proved democracy, civil rights and women's equality were compatible with the Koran. Presidents Hamid Karzai and Jalal Talabani were among several Muslim leaders at the gathering urging Westerners to stop linking their religion with violence just because a tiny minority misused Islam's name to justify...

2005-10-04 07:51:02

By Alister Doyle OSLO, Norway (Reuters) - A tip for anyone aspiring to win the Nobel Peace Prize -- visit Norway. In a curious mix of coincidence, luck and lobbying, many laureates since the award was set up in 1901 have been to the Nordic nation before the prize decision. The 2005 winner will be announced on Friday from a field of 199 candidates. "It may be that the members of the committee feel more tempted when they have met someone, heard them talk and been impressed," said...

2005-09-04 08:52:13

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Dissident Iranian journalist Akbar Ganji has recovered sufficiently from his two-month-long hunger strike to return to prison, Iran's Justice Minister Jamal Karimirad said on Sunday. Ganji, jailed in 2000 after writing a series of articles linking senior officials to the murder of political dissidents, was hospitalized in July when his health deteriorated due to a hunger strike aimed at pressuring authorities to release him. The outspoken reporter, whose plight...

2005-08-09 06:46:42

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Jailed Iranian journalist Akbar Ganji has broken his eight-week-old hunger strike after calls by family and friends concerned about his deteriorating health, a judiciary spokesman said on Tuesday. "Thankfully his condition is better than before ... He has recently broken his hunger strike," he said. "It seems that this was due to the requests made by other people for him to end his hunger strike." Ganji's plight has provoked comments of outrage and concern from the...

2005-08-07 09:50:10

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iranian human rights lawyer and 2003 Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi on Sunday urged her client, dissident journalist Akbar Ganji, to end a 58-day-old hunger strike undertaken in protest at his imprisonment. "I am worried about Ganji's health. Right now, what matters is his life," Ebadi, who has written to Ganji to convey her message, told Reuters. "As one of his lawyers ... I sincerely urge Ganji to end his hunger strike and eat food." Ganji, 46, an outspoken...

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2005-08-01 07:50:00

OSLO -- Sixty years after the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima, guardians of the Nobel Peace Prize could confirm a once-a-decade trend in 2005 by honoring work to prevent nuclear Armageddon. The five-member awards committee, which will hold several meetings before announcing the winner of what many see as the world's top accolade in October from a field of 199 candidates, declines even to give out names on its short-list. Yet if history is a guide, the anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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