Iranian writer Mansour Koushan awarded Ossietzky medal
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he 2010 Carl von Ossietzky medal, awarded annually to a writer who champions human rights and freedom of speech, has been awarded to Iranian writer and dramatist, Mansour Koushan.

Radio Zamaneh was informed that Koushan, who is currently the editor-in -chief of "Jang-e Zaman" literary publication, will receive the medal on November 15 in the House of Literature in Oslo.

Carl von Ossietzky was a German journalist and pacifist who blew the whistle on secret rearmament of Germany under the Weimar Republic and was an outspoken critic of the Nazi party.

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