Prize For Freedom

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The Prize For Freedom is an annual prize presented by the Liberal International since 1985. With the prize the organization honors an individual which has made an outstanding contribution to human rights and political freedoms. The Prize is one of the highest awards focused on the people would persevere and promote world liberality. The award has been given to persons such as Corazon Aquino, who led Asia's only successful bloodless peace revolt that ousted the most prominent dictatorial regime in Southeast Asia at the time, Waris Dirie, a prominent Somali peace activist, and Leila de Lima, the opposition figure against Asia's most deadly drug war.


Year Awardee Country
1985 Raúl Alfonsín  Argentina
1986 Sheena Duncan  South Africa
1987 Corazon Aquino  Philippines
1988 Hans-Dietrich Genscher  West Germany
1989 Benazir Bhutto  Pakistan
1990 Václav Havel  Czechoslovakia
1991 Gitobu Imanyara  Kenya
Domingo Laino  Paraguay
1992 María Elena Cruz Varela  Cuba
1993 Mary Robinson  Ireland
1994 Sadako Ogata  Japan
1995 Aung San Suu Kyi  Burma
1996 Martin Lee  Hong Kong
1997 Olusegun Obasanjo  Nigeria
1998 Khalida Messaoudi  Algeria
1999 Lennart Meri  Estonia
2000 Asma Jahangir  Pakistan
2001 Chen Shuibian  Taiwan
2002 Helen Suzman  South Africa
2003 Abdoulaye Wade  Senegal
2004 Grigory Yavlinsky  Russia
2005 Antonino Zichichi  Italy
2006 Sam Rainsy  Cambodia
2007 Alaksandar Milinkievič  Belarus
2008 Padraig O'Malley  United States
2009 Eric Lubbock  United Kingdom
2010 Shirin Ebadi  Iran
2011 Chee Soon Juan  Singapore
2012 Colin Eglin  South Africa
2013 Dick Marty   Switzerland
2014 Waris Dirie  Somalia
2015 John Alderdice  United Kingdom
2016 Raif Badawi  Saudi Arabia
2017 Leila de Lima  Philippines

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