BBC News Tiếng Việt reveals the announcement of acclaimed journalist and human rights activist Pham Doan Trang as on of the 2022 Laureates of the Martin Ennals Awards, also known as the Noble Prize for Human Rights.


Note:  Original texts in Vietnamese.

Pham Doan Trang, sentenced to nine years in prison by Vietnam in December, has just been awarded a human rights award by an organization in Geneva.

The 2022 Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders was presented to Ms. Doan Trang, Daouda Diallo of Burkina Faso and Abdul-Hadi Al-Khawaja of Bahrain.  

The January 19 announcement said Pham Doan Trang was "a leading journalist, editor and democracy activist in Vietnam, where the Communist Party leaves little room for opposition voices." develop".

'Independent media'

"She has run many independent media outlets to raise awareness among Vietnamese about their basic rights, and inspired many other journalists and activists to speak out."

"She is one of the most sought-after activists by the government in Vietnam. In October 2020, she was arrested. On December 14, 2021, Pham Doan Trang was sentenced to nine years in prison for "declaring a statement." anti-state propaganda.” More and more voices are concerned about her health condition.

The organizers say their award is given to Human Rights Defenders in urgent need of protection, such as those in prison or threatened with imprisonment.

Each of these winners will be awarded a prize money of 20,000-30,000 Swiss francs.

The organizers say the importance of this award is not only financial, but can contribute to their protection through the support of famous figures in the world.

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