NSArchive’s Kate Doyle and Fredy Peccerelli win Prestigious ALBA/Puffin Award

February 14th, 2012

for Human Rights Activism – Published on The National Security Archive NSA, February 3, 2012. For more information contact here.

Washington, DC, February 3, 2012 – Kate Doyle, director of the Evidence Project at the National Security Archive, and Fredy Peccerelli, the forensic anthropologist of the Fundación de Antropología Forense de Guatemala, have won the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archive ALBA and Puffin Foundation Award for Human Rights Activism, one of the world’s largest prizes in the field of human rights. 

Doyle and Peccerelli have worked for twenty years to bring to light evidence of genocide in Guatemala. They were recognized as “indefatigable defenders of human rights” by Sebastiaan Faber, Chair of the ALBA. The award goes to “individuals or groups whose work has an exceptionally positive impact on the advancement and/or defense of human rights,” said Puffin Foundation President Perry Rosenstein. It carries a $100,000 honorarium. The award will be presented on Sunday, May 13th at 2:30pm at the Museum of the City of New York, located at 1220 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan … (see about Guatemala, Peru, El Salvador, Mexico) … (full long text).

Links:

Kate Doley on Soros.org (scroll down);

Fredy Peccerelli on en.wikipedia.

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