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Oct092009

Now, for the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize: Mehdi Karroubi

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UPDATE 9 October: We originally posted this on 20 September, but in light of today's announcement of the 2009 award to a Mr B Obama, we thought it was not too soon to prepare for next year.

Mehdi Karroubi as a Nobel Prize Laureate? A group of activists certainly think so after the events in Iran since June, and they have launched a petition via Twitter to nominate the cleric and Presidential candidate. More information is available via this Twitition link.

Reader Comments (11)

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September 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSelected Headlines – Teh

That's good idea. I agree

September 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterReza

WoW it`s wonderfull
i hope

October 2, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkave

I'm for it! He should win it on behalf of the Green Wave!

October 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJashar

I agree too ; he is very brave and he deserves it

October 9, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterange paris

I also signed the petition with my Twitter account. Was it a good idea? Some people object that the prize shouldn't go to someone who supported this regime for such a long time (and they certainly have a point...). At least, Karroubi acts out of his convictions and seems to have a clean record. I prefer this to all kinds of opportunistic behaviour.

October 9, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterclownfish79

It's not too early-- it's just the right time. According to http://www.reuters.com/article/GCA-BarackObama/idUKTRE5983OB20091009?virtualBrandChannel=11621" rel="nofollow">Reuters, the nominees are locked in by early February. (President Obama had hardly uttered the oath of office-- the Bible was still warm).

If Mehdi Karoubi stopped right now, he's already been a game-changer. He said what nobody else was willing or able to say and he won't back down. His past can't negate what he has done this year.

October 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

I agree and also signed the petition. He is by far the bravest man in Iran! May his quest for justice be fulfilled.

October 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLyle

I'd support Karroubi! 2009 may have been just a little early for him, but certainly it was much much too early for Barack Obama. If I had my druthers, I'd be favoring Karroubi for 2010. Its not mandatory, but I definitely favor people who have been brave and stood for conviction against huge threats, who when they have everything to lose by doing so.

October 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKevinScottDC

[...] not revealed to the public. Among individuals whose name appeared as possible nominees was brave Mehdi Karroubi, the defeated opposition candidate in Iran’s disputed June 12 election who debunked the scandal of torture and rape of detained protesters in Iranian prisons. This [...]

October 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNorwegian Hubris « Freel

he deserves this
I agree

October 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSiavash

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