Thursday, December 16, 2004

Terrorist Associate Fariba Hashtroudi wins Suspicious Literary Award

news: "An Iranian Woman Receives Literary Human Rights Award - Rivers of Blood
The New Human Rights Award for Literature for the year 2000 was granted to an Iranian woman, Fariba Hashtroudi, an author, journalist and archeologist and a member of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, for her novel, "Les rives du sang (Rivers of Blood)."

The award, an initiative by the New Human Rights Organization, was granted to Ms. Hashtroudi in a ceremony held at Palais de Lassay, site of the French National Assembly, in the presence of a number of ministers, parliamentarians and political and literary personalities of France on Tuesday, October 17.

Ms. Jacqueline Raoul-Duval, member of the jury who decided to grant the award to Fariba Hashtroudi, said, "We admire Fariba Hashtroudi for her professionalism and excellence, but also because she is a woman who has vowed to expose the savagery hidden in the depth of suffering and torture inflicted by the soldiers of the Islamic Revolution on little girls who are legally married at the age of eight, the youngsters who are wrapped in black chadors, the young and old women who are stoned or shot to death, and women who only have the freedom to commit suicide.""