Tuesday 23 January 2018

Peace prize for Afghan activist

AN Afghan human rights activist has been awarded the 2010 Tipperary International Peace Prize, writes Edel Kennedy.

Dr Sima Samar won for her work to bring basic human rights to women in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

She won the prize ahead of fellow nominees Mary Robinson, and Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung Sang Suu Kyi.

The Tipperary International Peace Award was first awarded in 1984, with the first recipient being the late Sean McBride, one of the founders of Amnesty International.

Dr Samar will travel to Tipperary later this year to collect the prize.

Irish Independent

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