Akbar Ganji

Akbar Ganji is an Iranian journalist and dissident who spent six years in prison for exposing rights abuses committed by Iran's fundamentalist regime. His work has appeared in pro-democracy newspapers across Iran, most of which the government has since shut down. He is the author of ten books, including the bestselling The Dungeon of Ghosts (1999) and The Red Eminence and the Grey Eminence (2000). He is also the winner of the 2007 John Humphrey Freedom Award for his fearless commitment to human rights, democratic development and nonviolence.

A Plea From the Iranian People A Plea From the Iranian People

Iran's leading dissident implores UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to reprimand the Iranian government for its human rights abuses and provide moral support for the suffering Irani...

Sep 24, 2007 / Feature / Akbar Ganji