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Russian Journalist Wins Human Rights Award

Source: (info), 18/11/10

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The Committee to Protect Journalists has announced the winners of its International Press Freedom Awards.

Among the winners were a Russian journalist and an Iranian publisher.

Nadira Isaeva, chief editor of the Dagestani weekly Chernovik has, the human rights defenders declared, been subject to persecution for publishing materials about corruption and violence in the North Caucasus, as Radio Liberty reports.

Mohammad Davari, chief editor of the Iranian news website Saham News was sentenced to five years in prison in his own country after he had publicized incidences of torture and violence in a police detention centre.

Among the laureates were also journalists from Ethiopia and Venezuela.

The awards ceremony will take place on 23 November in New York.