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The National Endowment for Democracy’s 2011 Democracy Award will honor Tunisians and Egyptians who Struggled and Sacrificed for Democracy:

On Wednesday, June 22, 2011, the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) will honor all those who have struggled and sacrificed for a democratic future in Tunisia and Egypt with the presentation of its annual Democracy Award. The award will be accepted by two individuals who symbolize this ongoing struggle: Zahraa Said from Egypt and Jamel Bettaieb from Tunisia. NED Chairman Richard A. Gephardt will preside at the award presentation.

According to longtime NED president and former ADL “researcher” Carl Gershman:

“This award is very special because we’re not just honoring two individuals. Through these two young people, we honor all those in Egypt and Tunisia who struggled and even gave their lives for freedom and dignity. Because there’s a long struggle for democracy that still lies ahead, it’s important that we demonstrate our solidarity with all those who continue to fight for democracy in Egypt and Tunisia and throughout the Middle East.”

Last year’s recipient of the prestigious NED Democracy Award was the NED-sponsored Green Movement for Democracy in Iran.


Written by Maidhc Ó Cathail

June 11, 2011 at 4:37 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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