Akbar Ganji Receives 2010 Milton Friedman Prize for Advancing Liberty


The Milton Friedman Prize for Advancing Liberty, named in honor of perhaps the greatest champion of liberty in the 20th century, is presented every other year to an individual who has made a significant contribution to advance human freedom. The winner for 2010 is Akbar Ganji, an Iranian writer and journalist who spent six years in prison for advocating a secular democracy and exposing government involvement in the assassination of individuals who opposed Iran’s theocratic regime.

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