Monday , February 19 2018

Hirak Rif Activists Nominated for Front Line Defenders Award


According to the National Human Rights Institutions in Morocco, the “Hirak” activists detained during the crackdown on the Hirak popular movement in the Rif region are nominated to receive the the “Front Line Defenders Award for Human Rights Defenders at Risk”  prize awarded annually by the worldwide Irish organization “Front Line Defenders“.

The annual Front Line Defenders Award for Human Rights Defenders at Risk was established in 2005 to honour the work of a human rights defender who, through non-violent work, is courageously making an outstanding contribution to the promotion and protection of the human rights of others, often at great personal risk to themselves.

The Award seeks to focus international attention on the human rights defender’s work, thus contributing to the recipient’s personal security.

In 2014 the Al-Jazeera Media Network became the global media partner for the Front Line Defenders Award, giving much wider coverage of the ceremony and of the defender’s work to a global audience.

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