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Syrian Rights Activist Honored

(New York, February 7, 2019) – A courageous advocate for the rights of refugees and people with disabilities is the 2019 recipient of the prestigious Alison Des Forges Award for Extraordinary Activism, Human Rights Watch announced today. Expand © Chris Floyd The winner, Nujeen Mustafa, is a leading voice for justice in her country, Syria. Mustafa was born with cerebral palsy, unable to walk without assistance. She never attended school and taught herself English by watching American soap operas.  In January 2014, when she was 16, she began a 5,600-kilometer journey from Syria to Germany…

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