Iran Nasrin Sotoudeh genomineerd voor de Martin Ennals Award
24 april 2012

Iran Nasrin Sotoudeh genomineerd voor de Martin Ennals Award

Op 24 April 2012 heeft de nieuwe voorzitter van de Martin Ennals Foundation, Micheline Calmy-Rey, bekendgemaakt wie de drie genomineerden zijn voor de Martin Ennals Award 2012, de belangrijkste mensenrechtenprijs. Nasrin Sotoudeh, een Iraanse mensenrechtenadvocaat, is één van de genomineerden.

Uit het persbericht:
“Nasrin Sotoudeh, a woman lawyer from Iran, is currently serving a prison sentence on charges of ‘spreading propaganda against the State’, ‘collusion and gathering with the aim of acting against national security’ and ‘membership in an illegal organization’. She is the former lawyer and member of the organization of the now-exiled Iranian Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi, who declares Sotoudeh is ‘one of the last remaining courageous human rights lawyers who has accepted all risks for defending the victims of human rights violations in Iran’.”

De twee andere genomineerden zijn de eerbiedwaardige Luon Sovath uit Cambodja en het Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR).

Op 2 oktober 2012 wordt de winnaar bekendgemaakt tijdens de jaarlijkse ceremonie in Geneve.

Zie hieronder een korte video waarin de drie genomineerden worden geintroduceerd:

Voor meer informatie, foto’s en videos over de genomineerden, zie of neem contact op via of +41 22 809 49 25.



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