Aslı Erdoğan granted ‘Bruno Kreisky Prize for Services to Human Rights’

NEWS CENTER- Özgür Gündem daily’s Publishing Consultancy Board Member and author Aslı Erdoğan has been granted the ‘Bruno Kreisky Prize for Services to Human Rights’

Author Aslı Erdoğan, who has been released in the investigation against the writers and administrators of the closed Özgür Gündem daily and banned from travelling abroad, has been granted the Bruno Kreisky Prize for Services to Human Rights’ for 2016 by the Bruno Kreisky Foundation for Human Rights in Austria.

According to BBC Turkish, the jury announced that the prize will be awarded to Aslı Erdogan by unanimous vote for her ‘outstanding contribution to the development and protection of international human rights’. The jury said, “This prize given to Aslı Erdoğan is a symbol against the great restrictions on human rights.

The prize-giving ceremony is expected to be held on May or June.