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Human Rights Commissioner Dr. Daniel Bekele honored with German-Africa Award 2021

Addis Ababa, September 15, 2021 (FBC) – Commissioner of the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC), Daniel Bekele (PhD) has been honored with the German-Africa Award 2021.

The Commissioner has been honored for his outstanding contribution and commitment in the fight for democracy and human rights advocacy in Ethiopia.

The prize is the highest award of its kind in Germany. It honors outstanding personalities from the African continent who are committed to peace, reconciliation, and social progress.

“I am delighted that the independent jury has selected an outstanding human rights defender,” said Uschi Eid, President of the German Africa Foundation, which presents the prize.

“Daniel Bekele deserves this prize for his lifelong advocacy of human rights. I sincerely hope that the award will encourage him and his colleagues at the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission to be fearless and impartial advocates for human rights in Ethiopia,” she said.

Daniel told DW he was “truly excited and humbled to be the first Ethiopian to receive this prestigious German award.”

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