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Emine and Maside Ocak are awarded

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Emine and Maside Ocak are awarded

Photograph of two members of Cumartesi Anneleri, ‘The Saturday Mothers’ – a group of human rights defenders – receiving the 2019 PEN Duygu Asena Award at a ceremony held at Tiyatro Yan Etki Maya Cüneyt Türel Sahnesi in Istanbul on 11 March 2019, two days after International Women’s Day. Cumartesi Anneleri initially began staging silent sit-in demonstrations every Saturday in Istanbul’s Galatasaray Square to protest against the murder of Hasan Ocak in 1995. The group went on to protest against the disappearance and murder of other victims, and Ocak’s mother Emine Ocak, second from right, and his sister Maside Ocak, end on the right, received this award from the Turkish Centre in recognition of their efforts to defend human rights. It was presented by Zeynep Oral, president of the Turkish Centre (2015-), second from the left, and İnci Asena, end on the left, sister of the late Duygu Asena, after whom the award is named.

Emine and Maside Ocak are awarded

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Emine y Maside Ocak reciben un premio

Fotografía de dos miembros de Cumartesi Anneleri, 'Las madres de los sábados' - un grupo de defensores de los derechos humanos - recibiendo el 2019 PEN Duygu Asena Award en una ceremonia celebrada en el Tiyatro Yan Etki Maya Cüneyt Türel Sahnesi, en Estambul, el 11 de marzo de 2019, dos días después del Día Internacional de la Mujer. Cumartesi Anneleri empezó organizando sentadas silenciosas cada sábado en la Plaza Galatasaray de Estambul, para protestar contra el asesinato de Hasan Ocak, en 1995. El grupo siguió protestando por la desaparición y el asesinato de otras víctimas, y la madre de Ocak, Emine Ocak, segunda empezando por la derecha, y su hermana Maside Ocak, al extremo derecho, recibieron el premio de parte del Centro Turco, que reconoció sus esfuerzos por la defensa de los derechos humanos. Fue entregado por Zeynep Oral, presidenta del Centro Turco (2015-), segunda empezando por la izquierda, e İnci Asena, al extremo izquierdo, hermana de la difunta Duygu Asena, que da nombre al premio.

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11/03/2019

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Turkish Centre

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Turkish Centre  (PEN Türkiye Merkezi)

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