Friday, October 20, 2006

DARFUR HERO: Salih Mahmoud Osman

There are Darfur Heroes. Will we just watch them, or follow them?

“Salih Mahmoud Osman continues his work as a human rights defender despite great personal risk, in a country [Darfur, Sudan] which remains hostile to rights activists,” said Georgette Gagnon, deputy director of the Africa division of Human Rights Watch. “He has been an essential resource for Darfurians facing abuse by the military, security and police forces, the judiciary, and for the human rights community as we respond to the crisis.”

See complete article here:

Human Rights Watch Honors Sudanese Activist
Darfur Lawyer Defends Victims of Ethnic Oppression
(London, October 19, 2006) – Salih Mahmoud Osman, a lawyer who has defended and given free legal aid to hundreds of victims of human rights abuses in Darfur, Sudan for the past two decades will receive Human Rights Watch’s highest award on November 7....

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