The Swiss-based Alkarama human rights organisation has announced that Yemeni journalist Abdulelah Haidar Shaye will receive the 2013 Alkarama Award for human rights defenders.
In a statement obtained by Saba, Director of Alkarama's Legal Department Rachid Mesli said that Shaye was awarded because he personifies the struggle against human rights abuses in Yemen, and for his courageous investigative reporting in this regard.
He said the Alkarama Award for Human Rights Defenders is presented every year on the occasion of the International Human Rights Day (10 December) to a human rights defender or organization in recognition of their contribution to the protection and the promotion of human rights in the Arab world.
This year, the ceremony of the award will be held at the World Council of Churches Center in Geneva, on December 6, 2013.
Alkarama is a Swiss-based, independent human rights organisation established in 2004 to assist all those in the Arab World subjected to, or at risk of, extra-judicial executions, disappearances, torture and arbitrary detention.