FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2006, file photo, Iranian film director Jafar Panahi as he attends the 56th Berlin Film Festival 'Berlinale' in Berlin. Martin Schulz, the president of the European Parliament, announced Friday Oct. 26, 2012 that the 2012 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought will be won by Iranian dissidents Jafar Panahi and Nasrin Sotoudeh. (AP Photo/Jan Bauer, File)

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FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2006, file photo, Iranian film director Jafar Panahi as he attends the 56th Berlin Film Festival 'Berlinale' in Berlin. Martin Schulz, the president of the European Parliament, announced  Friday Oct. 26, 2012 that the 2012 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought  will be won by Iranian dissidents Jafar Panahi and  Nasrin Sotoudeh. (AP Photo/Jan Bauer, File)
FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2006, file photo, Iranian film director Jafar Panahi as he attends the 56th Berlin Film Festival 'Berlinale' in Berlin. Martin Schulz, the president of the European Parliament, announced Friday Oct. 26, 2012 that the 2012 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought will be won by Iranian dissidents Jafar Panahi and Nasrin Sotoudeh. (AP Photo/Jan Bauer, File)
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