"No Peace Without Justice" congratulates with 2012 sakharov prize’s laureates Nasrin Sotoudeh and Jafar Panahi for their struggle in supporting Iranian democrats
Statement by Niccolo’ Figa’-Talamanca, Secretary Genaral of No Peace Without Justice:
“Today we honour two Iranian citizens who with their skills and cultural sensitivities remind us that civil society and democrats inside Iran are still struggling to fight a criminal regime. The loose alliance of journalists, academics, students, women’s groups and other voluntary organisations that work under the heading of civil society has in recent times proved itself one of the few forces able to pressure Iran’s ruling theocracy towards political reform. Nowhere was this more apparent than in the protests that followed the presidential elections of 2009, when thousands of ordinary Iranians took to the street in an effort to assert their democratic rights.
NPWJ congratulates with 2012 sakharov prize’s laureates Nasrin Sotoudeh and Jafar Panahi for their s
This morning in Strasbourg, the European Parliament awarded the 2012 Sakharov Prize to Ms Nasrin Sotoudeh and Mr Jafar Panahi. Nasrin Sotoudeh is an Iranian lawyer and human rights advocate. She has represented opposition activists imprisoned following Iran's disputed June 2009 presidential electio…