Three driving forces of the human rights movement are the Laureates of the 2022 Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders.
In Vietnam, Pham Doan Trang, a prominent journalist, fought for freedom of speech and civil rights before being convicted to nine years in prison.
In Burkina Faso, Dr. Daouda Diallo fearlessly documents human rights abuses committed in the wake of widespread violence between armed forces and Islamist insurgents fighting for control over his country.
In Bahrain, Abdul-Hadi Al-Khawaja ignited the quest for democratic and social reform and has sustained his dedication to human rights during ten long years in prison. The three Martin Ennals Award Laureates inspired many more to commit themselves to protect human rights.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Award Ceremony is postponed until June, 2nd 2022. The Martin Ennals Foundation, the Jury and the City of Geneva will meanwhile support the Laureates and celebrate their courage through other actions.
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