PHR Honors Dr. Şebnem Korur Fincancı

In 2017, PHR presented its annual award to Dr. Şebnem Korur Fincancı, a longtime partner of PHR’s and president of the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey. Two year ago, she was arrested on terror-related charges for taking part in a free speech campaign supporting a newspaper critical of the Turkish government. Throughout her career, Dr. Fincancı has been a leader in fighting torture and impunity in Türkiye and around the world. Alongside PHR, she was one of the co-authors of the Istanbul Protocol, considered the global standard in documenting torture and ill-treatment.

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