Mrs. Robert F. Kennedy to Present Award in November on Capitol Hill
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(July 3, 2014 | Washington, D.C.) – Mr. Adilur Rahman Khan, a leading human rights lawyer from Bangladesh, has been selected as the honoree for the 2014 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award, now in its 31st year. The award recognizes his courageous work uncovering the most serious human rights violations in Bangladesh and initiates a partnership to support his efforts to promote and safeguard human rights.
“From exposing the government’s role in enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings to successfully campaigning for Bangladesh’s first law against torture, Adil has courageously fought to protect human rights, even in the face of grave personal danger,” said Kerry Kennedy, President of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights. “We are inspired and humbled by his work protecting peace and dignity in his own nation and abroad, and we are proud to honor him with the 2014 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award.”