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Amnesty International honors Greta Thunberg

In the company of Mandela, Havel and Malala Yousafzai: Greta Thunberg is honored by Amnesty International as an "Ambassador of conscience". The 16-Year-old sh

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Amnesty International honors Greta Thunberg

In the company of Mandela, Havel and Malala Yousafzai: Greta Thunberg is honored by Amnesty International as an "Ambassador of conscience". The 16-Year-old show that "we are more powerful than we believe," said Amnesty.

The climate activist Greta Thunberg and the movement of "Fridays for Future" this year the main prize from Amnesty International. It is inspiring how determined young activists all over the world on the climate crisis, pointing, told the human rights organization. "They remind us that we are more powerful than we believe, and that we must all play a role to defend human rights, against climate disaster," said Secretary-General Kumi Naidoo.

A ceremony is planned, according to Amnesty currently, they wanted to give Thunberg the award but later officially. The organization cited Thunberg with the words, it was a great honour to receive the award on behalf of the climate protection movement.

The injustice is that the people in the countries of the South could, at least for the climate crisis, but most would be affected, had to be fought. "Human rights and the climate crisis go Hand-in-Hand. We can Thunberg have one without the other to solve it," said.

Also at the world economic forum in Davos, Thunberg protested. (Archive)

Protest in front of the Swedish Parliament

The 16-year-old Thunberg protesting since August of 2018, regularly in front of the Reichstag in Stockholm that Sweden is doing more for climate protection. From your school to strike an international climate change protest movement with hundreds of thousands of followers.

With the Ambassador of Conscience Award (for"Ambassador of conscience") honors Amnesty to individuals and groups for the defence of human rights. The first winner of the 2003 prize of the Czech civil rights activist Vaclav Havel was, it was the South African Nobel peace prize winner Nelson Mandela, the Pakistani children rights activist Malala Yousafzai and the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei followed among others.

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