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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...

2009-08-03 09:14:00

Non Profit Launches "Protest Music From Iran" Campaign WASHINGTON, Aug.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

2005-08-01 07:50:00

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.

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  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
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The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.