Turkey/Sweden: Turkey’s Persecuted Activist Keskin Bestowed Human Rights Award In Sweden

September 9, 2017

Turkey’s prominent human rights advocate and journalist Eren Keskin, who is facing 143 lawsuits and barred by Turkish government from international travel due to her position as editor-in-chief of the government closed pro-Kurdish Özgür Gündem daily, was awarded by Stockholm-based Anna Dahlbäck Memorial Fund with the Human Rights Prize of 2017.

Since Eren Keskin could not attend the award ceremony in Mediterranean Museum (Medelhavmuseet) due to her travel ban her colleague Sidar Güney attended the ceremony on behalf of her and read out a two-page letter written by Keskin.

Keskin has stated in her written speech that the human rights situation in Turkey is dire and that hundreds of journalists, writers and human rights advocates are jailed after Turkish government’s intense crackdown on media and the rights defenders.

https://stockholmcf.org/turkeys-persecuted-activist-keskin-bestowed-human-rights-award-in-sweden/

http://www.roj24.de/englisch/eren-keskin-prosecuted-by-turkey-receives-human-rights-award-h13529.html

https://anfenglish.com/human-rights/eren-keskin-prosecuted-by-turkey-receives-human-rights-award-22007

http://www.annalindhsminnesfond.se/anna-lindh-prize/

http://annalindhsminnesfond.se/ (SWEDISH)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Lindh_Memorial_Fund

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eren_Keskin

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