Sudanese Refugee Wins Major Human Rights Prize
Abdul Aziz Muhamat, 25, a Sudanese refugee, who has been stuck in an Australian detention centre on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea for five years, has been awarded a major international human rights prize. Muhamat has been named the 2019 Martin Ennals Laureate for his advocacy in drawing global attention to the harassment, beatings and poor living conditions faced by hundreds of asylum seekers at the centre.
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 14 February 2019
The United Nations and human rights groups have criticised Australia's offshore detention centre policy, citing human rights abuses Read more »
Abdul Aziz Muhamat, the Sudanese refugee who has been awarded a major international human rights prize for revealing the harsh reality of Australia's off-shore refugee policy.
UNHCR, 13 February 2019
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is delighted that Mr. Abdulaziz Muhamat has received the 2019 Martin Ennals Award at the ceremony in Geneva today. Read more »