September 24th, 2009
Radio Liberty and “Turan” Information agency Nakhchivan correspondent Malahat Nasibova was awarded “Rafto” international human rights world.

“I am surprised, I can’t believe my ears, I am very happy. When I was told this, I thought it was a joke.  But when I searched Norway press on the internet, I saw that the news was true. This means that democracy, human rights, fights for justice are at the center of attention. Although I work in a difficult situation, this stimulates my future activity,” M.Nasibova told IRFS.     
The “Rafto” prize is given to only one person who fought for fundamental human rights, free will, political freedoms, and free owners in a year. The prize was established in memory of Professor Topolf Rafto and was? submitted to laureates by the “Rafto” fund in Norway, Bergen.
Since 1987, The Rafto Foundation has awarded the Rafto Prize annually for Human Rights advocates of human rights and democracy. The prize commemorates Thorolf Rafto, professor of economic history at the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration in Bergen. Professor Rafto devoted his life to promoting democracy and respect for human rights, especially in Eastern Europe.  
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