11 May 2016
Source: Moscow Helsinki Group
Moscow Helsinki Group has named the winners of its 2016 human rights prizes.
Stanislav Dmitrievsky, human rights defender from Nizhny Novgorod, has been awarded the MHG prize for courage shown in the protection of human rights.
The MHG prize for a historical contribution to the protection of human rights and the human rights movement has been awarded to member of the Academy of Sciences and prominent public figure Yury Ryzhov.
Yuly Kim, poet, composer, singer, Soviet-era dissident, has been awarded the MHG prize for protection of human rights through culture and art.
The MHG prize for advancing human rights values through journalism has been awarded to the Novaya gazeta journalist Еlena Masiuk.
Sofia Ivanova, creator and head of the Ryazan School of Human Rights has been awarded the MHG prize for contribution to human rights education.
The MHG prize for defending human rights in court has been awarded to Маrina Dubrovina, a human rights lawyer from Krasnodar region.
Galina Arapova, director of the Centre for the Protection of Media Rights (Voronezh) has been awarded the MHG prize for success in the development and administration of human rights organizations.
For work in defence of social rights and the interests of local communities, the MHG award has gone to Маdina Magomadova, director of the NGO Mothers of Chechnya.
MHG has awarded Еlena Lukyanova, doctor of legal science and professor at the Higher Economic School, with the prize for expertise and research in the area of human rights.
Natalya Sindeeva, general director of the TV station Dozhd, has been awarded the MHG prize for developing traditions of human rights protection among young people.
For more information about the laureates of the MHG’s 2016 Human Rights Awards, see here
For information about previous winners of MHG’s Human Rights Awards, see here
From 2016, the year of the 40th anniversary of the Moscow Helsinki Group, the award ceremony for the winners of MHG Human Rights Awards will take place on 12 May, the date of the founding of the Public Group to Promote the Implementation of the Helsinki Accords in the USSR.