Human rights from South Korea presented the Gwangju Human Rights 2021 Award to Anon Nam Pha, but he was unable to attend the ceremony, even online.
May 18, 2021, Case of the Gwangju Award Selection Committee for Human Rights Announced on January 14th that Mr. Anon Nampa, Thai lawyer and human rights activist Received the Gwang Ju Prize for Human Rights 2021 from the May 18 Memorial Foundation, Republic of Korea (South Korea).
Matichon reported that the 18 May Memorial Foundation held the Gwangju Award ceremony. To Mr. Anon today by inviting Mr. Anon to join the ceremony via online (Zoom), but Mr Anon also treated the symptoms of COVID-19. Trapped from prison Currently still at Thammasat Hospital And still in custody Because the court did not grant bail Therefore unable to attend the ceremony
Earlier, the Center for Human Rights Attorneys reported that the May 18 Memorial Foundation, a human rights organization from South Korea. Issued a statement calling for the release of Mr. Anon. Winner of the Gwangju Award for Human Rights of the Year 2021
In a statement dated 7 May 2021, the 18 May Memorial Foundation urged the Thai government to release lawyer Anon. To receive treatment for COVID-19 In a better environment The statement also stated that Anon Nam Pha was not a criminal. But is a defender of democracy who wants to reform to create equality in Thai society Through political reform
18 May Memorial Foundation strongly supports Anon Namapa’s actions and calls for immediate release of him for better treatment. Including stop harassing people who fight for political reform
Known for the “Gwangju for Human Rights” award
For the Gwangju Award for Human Rights It is an award given by the May 18 Memorial Foundation, a human rights organization from South Korea, to recognize “Korean and foreign individuals, groups or institutions. Who contribute to the promotion and development of human rights, democracy and peace through their work “
Initially, this award was intended to commemorate the events of the Gwangju Uprising. In May 1980, pro-democracy people came out against the dictatorship of Chundu-Hwan.
By Kairala Shanaanaguma from Timor-Leste Is the first person outside the country to Received the Gwangju Award in 2000. After that, there were many other fighters. Most of them are Asian countries. Notable recipients of this award include Aung San Suu Kyi in 2004, but later in 2018, the Foundation announced the cancellation of Aung San Suu Kyi’s award. Because she ignores the inhumane act And the abuse of human rights against the Rohingya.
The Thai people who received this award were Mrs. Angkhana Neelapaijit in 2006, as well as Mr. Jatuphat Boonphatraksa or Phai Daowin in 2017 and most recently, Anon Nampa.
Gwangju Award Winner In addition to being regarded Also received a prize fund of US $ 50,000