“AMENSTY INTERNATIONAL” PRIZE GIVEN TO JOURNALIST FROM YEMEN

June 16th, 2008

Tomorrow, during an awards ceremony in London, Amnesty International’s Yemeni journalist Abdul Karim al-Khaiwani will announced the winner of the “Special Award For Human Rights Journalism Under Threat.” Al-Khaiwani was announced a finalist by Amnesty International, along with persecuted Azerbaijani journalist Agil Khalil.

Khalil told this to the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety.

Khalil, who is in Baku, also visited IRFS Chairman Emin Huseynov in the hospital today. Khalil said he is very concerned about Huseynov.