Baha’i poet jailed in Iran wins free speech PEN Pinter prize

Source: Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — A Baha’i poet who was jailed for almost a decade in Iran has won a writing award celebrating free speech.

Mahvash Sabet shares the PEN Pinter prize with Northern Ireland poet Michael Longley. The award was announced Tuesday in London.

Sabet was one of seven Baha’i leaders detained in 2008 and sentenced for espionage in 2010. She was released in September.

A volume of her verses, “Prison Poems,” was published in Britain in 2013.

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