|Mutabar Tadjibaeva recieves the «Martin Ennals Award» 2008|
|PeaceWomen from Uzbekistan Mutabar Tadjibaeva recieved the «Martin Ennals Award 2008» (MEA). |
|Only recently was Mutabar Tadjibaeva released from prison, on the 2nd of June 2008, and now for the first time she is allowed to travel abroad to attend the international ceremony in Geneva where she will recieve the award. The award will be presented by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.|
"Mutabar Tadjibaeva is a very courageous woman who has long helped ordinary people to find justice, monitored trials and made findings public. She was sentenced to 8 years in prison for her outspoken criticism of the Government over the 2005 massacre of Andijan, where hundreds unarmed civilians were killed and wounded. She was released on strict conditions but refuses to be silenced."