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Imprisoned HDP Co-Chair Demirtaş Nominated for Václav Havel Human Rights Prize

The Group of the Unified European Left at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe has nominated imprisoned HDP Co-Chair Selahattin Demirtaş for the Václav Havel Human Rights Prize 2017.

The Group of the Unified European Left (UEL) at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has nominated imprisoned Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Co-Chair Selahattin Demirtaş for the Václav Havel Human Rights Prize 2017.

On August 29, the first meeting of the selection panel will be held in Prague which will shortlist three candidates out of the candidatures received.

On October 8, the second meeting of the selection panel will be held in Strasbourg which will select the final Prizewinner from the shortlist and on the next day, Prize Award Ceremony will take place in Strasbourg in the Debating Chamber of the Parliamentary Assembly during its Autumn Session. The prize consists of a sum of €60,000, a trophy and a diploma.

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