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To: nuconvert
"After reviewing Wall Street Journal reporter Joshua Prager's article, a Pulitzer Board committee conducted further investigations and decided to connect Mr. Razmi with the honor. Before amending its records, the board consulted international experts who said that once a story like this is published, official recognition can be helpful to the person's safety. "Our hope is that his country will take pride in his accomplishment and that his trip will take place without any problems," Mr. Gissler says.

Mr. Razmi told the Wall Street Journal earlier this week that he would be honored to receive his prize and attend the ceremony if Iranian authorities would grant permission." Thanks for the "pong." Chances are slim or next to none?

4 posted on 12/07/2006 9:40:19 PM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: sageb1

What's surprising is, now that the Pulitzer Board has decided to recognize him publicly, this honor and its publicity will probably keep this guy safe.
The one effective tool for helping individuals in trouble inside Iran has been publicity. Publicity has kept people from being hanged and caused the release of people from prison.


5 posted on 12/08/2006 4:58:39 AM PST by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business] (...but his head is so tiny...))
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