Thursday 22 July 2010

Peter Tatchell dedicates his honorary doctorate to Sakine Mohamadi Ashtiani and Mansoor Osanloo

Tomorrow, human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell will receive an Honorary Doctorate from Sussex University for 43 years of human rights activism. In his acceptance speech he will say:

"I dedicate my acceptance of this honorary doctorate to the people of Iran who are struggling against clerical dictatorship, for democracy and freedom.

"In particular, Mansour Osanloo, the jailed Iranian trade union leader, and Sakineh Ashtiani, who has been sentenced to be stoned to death, along with more than 20 other Iranians..."

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