AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL GERMANY CONFERRED THE AWARD ON TIPHAGNE FOR HIS EXCEPTIONAL COMMITMENT TO HUMAN RIGHTS IN INDIA.
Indian activist and lawyer Henri Tiphagne has won the Amnesty International Human Rights Award 2016. Amnesty International Germany will confer the 8th award on him in April.
The award and 10,000 euros will be given to him on 25 April at the Maxim Gorki Theatre in Berlin for his "exceptional commitment to human rights", Amnesty said in a statement. The cash award will be provided by Amnesty Germany's foundation, Stiftung Menschenrechte, FÃ¶rderstiftung Amnesty.
"For many decades now, Tiphagne has been tirelessly and bravely standing up for human rights. His organisation's invaluable work includes campaigning against discrimination and the use of torture in India," director of Amnesty International Germany Selmin Ã‡aliskan said.