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Razan Zaitouneh Sakharov Prize Awarded In 2011

Razan Zaitouneh

Razan Zaitouneh

Award Name : Sakharov Prize

Year of Award : 2011

Award for : Human Rights

Location : Damascus, Damascus Governorate, Syria


Razan Zaitouneh (born 29 April 1977) is a Syrian human rights lawyer and civil society activist. Actively involved in the Syrian uprising, she went into hiding after being accused by the government of being a foreign agent and her husband was arrested.Zaitouneh has documented human rights in Syria for the Local Coordination Committees of Syria.In 2011, she was awarded the Sakharov Prize jointly along with four others for his and their contributions to "historic changes in the Arab world".