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Iranian Student Wins 2013 Student Peace Prize

02/14/2013 07:40 EST | Updated 04/15/2013 05:12 EDT

On Friday, Majid Tavakoli, an Iranian university student activist will receive the 2013 Student Peace Prize award in absentia during an official award ceremony in his honor. Sadly, Majid won't be able to attend because he's locked up behind bars in Iran. The ceremony, which begins at 19:00 Central European Time, will be held at the Olavshallen, a historical concert hall in Trondheim, Norway. The event will be streamed live on isfit.org.

We're dedicating this Friday to Majid Tavakoli by changing our Facebook profile pictures to reflect our support for him and the Iranian student movement. Find a photo of Majid for your profile picture here.

What does Majid stand for?

Watch a subtitled clip of highlights from a speech Majid Tavakoli delivered on December 7, 2008 (National Student Day) at the University of Tehran.

Find more information on Majid Tavakoli and the ceremony on Friday here.