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EU PARLIAMENT CALLS FOR UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE OF ILHAM TOHTI

"... [it] Strongly condemns the imprisonment of Ilham Tohti who is serving a life sentence on alleged charges of separatism; deplores the fact that the due process of law was not respected and that he did not benefit from the right to a proper defence; urges the Chinese authorities to respect the norm of granting one visit per month for family members..."

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http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?pubRef=-//EP//TEXT+TA+P8-TA-2016-0505+0+DOC+XML+V0//EN&language=EN 

EU Press Release:

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/…/human-rights-buddhism-in-tibet-rohingya-in-myanmar-mass-graves-in-iraq

THIRD ANNIVERSARY OF RAZAN ZAITOUNEH'S DISAPPEARANCE IN SYRIA

A finalist of the Martin Ennals Award 2016, Razan is a prominent human rights lawyer, activist, and journalist in Syria. Razan has dedicated her life to defending political prisoners, documenting crimes against humanity, and helping others free themselves from oppression and starvation.

ILHAM TOHTI 2016 MARTIN ENNALS AWARD LAUREATE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS

A jury of 10 global human rights organisations selected Uyghur intellectual in China, Ilham Tohti, as the Laureate of the 2016 Martin Ennals Award. Tohti is currently serving a life sentence in China for separatism. 

WHAT IS THE
MARTIN ENNALS AWARD?

The Martin Ennals Award is a annual prize for human rights defenders. Finalists and the laureate are selected by a Jury of 10 of the world's leading human rights NGOs. The Award provides protection and support to human rights defenders who are at risk.

2016 FINALISTS

Every year, a Jury composed of 10 of the world's leading human rights NGOs selects three finalists for
the Martin Ennals Award

CHINA

THE JURY

The Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders (MEA) is a unique collaboration among ten of the world’s leading human rights organizations to give protection to human rights defenders worldwide.

"We’re dealing with generations of  people who know only to force their way through the system"

- Mona Seif | EGYPT | 2013 Finalist

LAUREATES & FINALISTS

Every year, three finalist for the Martin Ennals Award are selected by a Jury composed of 10 of the world's leading human rights NGOs.