With the Carl-von-Ossietzky-medal honors in the International League for human rights moral courage and extraordinary commitment: Now, the Kurdish politician, were Imret and disabled social worker Miles-Paul honored.
The Kurdish local politician Leyla Imret from the Turkish city of Cizre, and the graduate social worker Ottmar Miles-Paul, from Kassel, Germany have been awarded with the Carl-von-Ossietzky medal from the International League for human rights. Both were honored for their courage and their use in the realization of human rights.
With their dedication and commitment put all the emphasis on the rights of disadvantaged and oppressed people and articulated the views of the Public on the social and political exclusion of minorities, it said.escape to Germany
Leyla Imret was elected in 2014 to the mayor of the Kurdish town of Cizre in Southeast Turkey and after the Turkish parliamentary elections in 2015 removed from office. Since then, it is determined against them due to "terrorist Propaganda".
After the third attempt to arrest you back, fled to Germany, where she was born and raised in the vicinity of Bremen. From there, you have fearlessly for the rights of the Kurdish minority fought against the Turkish military with immoderate violence of the previous.use for the disabled
The second prize winner, Ottmar Miles-Paul, is in the disability movement for more than 30 years, one of the main protagonists. The former Rhineland-Palatinate state Commissioner for matters relating to disabled people have been involved in the establishment and development of numerous initiatives and projects by and for people Affected, it said in the notice.
The Carl-von-Ossietzky-medal will be awarded by the League since 1962. To be awarded to persons or groups who have distinguished themselves by their courage and outstanding commitment to the realisation, defence and expansion of human rights and peace.