A Sudanese refugee detainee won a top human rights award

Abdul Aziz Muhamat, a Sudanese refugee who spent years in an Australian immigration detention center, recently won the Martin Ennals Award for exposing Australia’s cruel refugee policy.

During his detention, he kept sharing his harsh living conditions with a journalist, who shared it in a podcast. “Dick Oosting, chair of the Martin Ennals Foundation, said that Mr Muhamat had “never stopped raising his voice for those who have been stripped of their most basic rights together with him.””

This top human rights award, which provides protection and support to human rights defenders who are at risk, was given to him in recognition of his “extraordinary tenacity and courage.”

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