Publisher and human rights defender Raip Zarakolu has been awarded PL Foundation Peace Prize for his extraordinary efforts in the areas of freedom of thought and expression, Bianet reports.
Zarakolu will receive the award by PL Foundation President Poul Sögaard on November 10 in Copenhagen.
PL Foundation Peace Prize is awarded to organizations and people who struggle for democracy without resorting to violence within the scope of United Nations Declaration of Human Rights.
PL Foundation Peace Prize was firstly awarded to theater director Ali Tuygan from Turkey for his play named Çıkmaz Sokak (Blind Street) about tortures that took place during the Greek military junta.
Ragip Zarakolu has long been an advocate of Armenian Genocide recognition.