First MEA Laureate, Harry Wu from China, dies at age of 79

April 27, 2016

While waiting for the breaking news of who will be the Final Nominees of the 2016 Martin Ennals Award (in 2 hours) I received the sad news that the first winner of the MEA in 1994, Chinese human rights defender Harry Wu has died at the age of 79.

1994 march Harry Wu first MEA Laureate

 

 

 

 

 

Harry Wu at the official award dinner in March 1994

His short bio and a film on his work can be viewed at: http://www.martinennalsaward.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=87&Itemid=120&lang=en

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