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    Iranian dissidents unable to collect EU award

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    Two Iranian dissidents have been awarded the EU's annual Sakharov Prize for freedom of thought but were unable to come to Strasbourg to collect it in person. Two empty chairs marked where they should have sat.

    Lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, who represents opposition activists, is being held in solitary confinement. Banned film director Jafar Panahi is under house arrest.

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