In this Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 file photo, author Salman Rushdie attends a promotional event for "Midnight’s Children" in Mumbai, India. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade, file)
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After a silence lasting 27 years, the Swedish institution which awards the Nobel Prize for Literature denounced Thursday the Iranian fatwa on British writer Salman Rushdie.Using the same principle of independence, the academy had originally declined to take a position on the 1989 fatwa on Rushdie, saying it was torn between showing its support for the author and maintaining its expressed neutrality.With the addition of new members over the past 30 years, the Swedish Academy, decided to take a position on the fatwa after the amount offered for the assassination of Rushdie was recently increased.
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