Human Rights Prize presented on PACE autumn session

  • 16:18 30 September 2019

Human Rights Prize presented on PACE autumn session

Human Rights Prize has been presented in the autumn session of Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), ONA’s London bureau reports.

Within the framework of the PACE autumn session, a Uighur blogger sentenced to life in China, economist Ilham Tohti has become the winner of the Václav Havel Human Rights Prize.

PACE President Lilian Mori Pasquier has presented the award to Enver Can the head of the Ilham Tohti Initiative named after Ilham Tohti.

Enver Can said in his speech that he is proud of receiving the award on the behalf of Ilham Tohti and he is a hero of Uighur: “Uighurs have been contributing to civilization of Central Asia and the world, but they have also been struggling to live a normal life for years.”

He emphasized the importance of peace for Uighurs.

Aytan Abbasli