Iranian writer Mansour Koushan awarded Ossietzky medal

The 2010 Carl von Ossietzky medal, awarded annually to a writer who champions human rights and freedom of speech, has been awarded to Iranian writer and dramatist, Mansour Koushan.

In the past years, he has staged several plays and founded the literary publication, Jang-e Zaman.

He is the author of several novels, short stories, poetry collections and screenplays.

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