Akbar Ganji is an Iranian journalist. He wrote a series of articles accusing Iranian Intelligence Ministry agents of killing five pro-reform writers, and as a result he was sentenced to six years of prison, much of that in solitary confinement.
He has served his full six years and is now free. Free and not cowed by his punishment. Akbar Ganji is one of those rare courageous heroes who deserve our admiration and celebration.
Here are a couple of articles revealing Ganji’s enourmous courage and dedication to liberty. If every lover of liberty had this courage, we’d live in a free world.