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Yemeni woman candidate for top human right award


Three women have been chosen as candidates for the prestigious human rights Martin Ennals Award, namely Hudan Sarari, 42, Yemeni lawyer who exposed torture and secret detention centers; Norma Ledezma, 53, Mexican anti-femicide activist and Sizani Ngubane, 73, activist for women’s and indigenous people’s activist. Noting, that for the first time, the jury, which includes 10 prominent human rights groups, namely Amnesty and Human Rights Watch, nominated three women for the prize. The winner will be announced at the Geneva-based Martin Ennals Foundation on February 19, 2020. Recalling that Martin Ennals is named after the first secretary general of Amnesty International who died in 1991. (An Nahar, November 27, 2019)

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