On Wednesday, the Poul Lauritzen Foundation in Denmark has awarded the Freedom Prize 2015 the prominent publisher Zarakolu for his contribution to the struggle for human rights in Turkey.
The price of freedom is given annually to an extraordinary international personality who has served the cause of non-violent human rights as defined by the United Nations World Declaration.
The awards ceremony will take place this year Thursday, December 10, hall of the Danish National Museum, in the center of Copenhagen.
The award will be presented by the President of the Court Supprème Danish Poul Soegaard.
This distinction was awarded for the first time in 1987 in Ali Taygun (1943-2009- Turkey), a drama teacher who was imprisoned because of the content “inappropriate of its parts.”
Previous winners of the PL-Foundation Freedom Prize: Navi Pilay (South Africa), Srdja Popovic (Serbia), Han Dongfang (Hong Kong), Moncef Marzouki (Tunisia), etc.
Congratulations to Zarakolu
On December 11, it will hold a conference in Berlin on the assessment of human rights in 2015.
Jean Eckian © armenews.com