Bonn Democracy Award for Shirin Ebadi

2010/03/05

Published on the website of popular German daily newspaper “Bild” on March 5 2010
Source (German): http://www.bild.de/BILD/regional/duesseldorf/dpa/2010/03/05/bonner-demokratiepreis-fuer-shirin-ebadi.html

Shirin Ebadi will be awarded the Bonn International Democracy Award (Picture: dpa/archive)

Bonn (dpa/lnw) – The Iranian lawyer and human rights activist Shirin Ebadi will be awarded this year’s Bonn International Democracy Award. Ms Ebadi will receive the award, coming with a prize money of 10,000 Euro, on 20. May in a ceremonial act. This was announced on Friday by the chairman of the “Association International Democracy Award” and director of Deutsche Welle, Erik Bettermann, in Bonn. The jury honors the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate for her staunch defense of the rule of law and democracy in Iran. For many years Ebadi has been struggling for observance of constitutional laws, especially those of women and children.

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Also published on Deutsche Welle: http://www.dw-world.de/dw/function/0,,12356_cid_5324997,00.html, with the addition that the speech in honor of the awardee will be givven by German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle.

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