Award for Tsunga

GENEVA - Akbar Ganji, an Iranian investigative journalist turned activist, and Arnold Tsunga, a lawyer and a radio commentator from Zimbabwe, are joint winners of the 2006 Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders (MEA).
The Chairman of the Jury of the MEA, Hans Thoolen, described the laurea

tes as “symbols of the human rights movement in their respective countries, where standing up for human rights and democracy is a dangerous activity; they continue to be involved in this struggle despite repressive measures and harassment”.
Tsunga is the chairperson of the Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) and trustee of the radio station Voice of the People (VOP), and one of the leading human rights lawyers in Zimbabwe. – Own correspondent

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