Iranian Imprisoned lawyer and Canadian Human Rights defender Received ICHR Prestigious HR Award

Photo credit: Siavosh Bahman for ICHR

 Toronto, Canada – November 26, 2013 – The International Center for Human Rights (ICHR) announced today that Mr. Abdolfattah Soltani, Iranian imprisoned lawyer and Mr. Alex Neve, Canadian lawyer and director of Amnesty International Canada were received ICHR 2013 prestigious human rights award during ICHR’s Award Ceremony on Sunday November 24 in Toronto. (Read in Farsi)

After a careful review of nominations, ICHR’s Award Committee selected Abdolfattah Soltani and Alex Neve for ICHR 2013 prestigious human rights award. The Award Committee said two award winners have made a significant contribution to advancing and protecting human rights in Iran and middle-eastern countries.

The award ceremony recognized the work of human rights defenders towards the advancement of human rights in Iran and its neighboring countries.

Ardeshir Zarezadeh, ICHR director and Professor Irwin Cotler presented the first award to Mr. Gholamhossein raiesi, Iranian human rights defender, who has accepted the award on behalf of Abdolfattah Soltani and conveyed Mr. Soltani’s acceptance message to the audience.

The second award presented to Ms. Shamila Setaram, the president of Amnesty International Canada, by Dr. Houshang Bouzari, ICHR board member. She has accepted the award on behalf of Alex Neve and conveyed Mr. Neve’s acceptance message to the audience.    Lies den Rest dieses Beitrags

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