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Souhayr Belhassen North–South Prize Awarded In 2011

Souhayr Belhassen

Souhayr Belhassen

Award Name : North–South Prize

Year of Award : 2011

Award for : Human Rights

Location : Gabès, Qābis, Tunisia


Souhayr Belhassen (born 1943 Gabès, Tunisia) is a Tunisian human rights activist and journalist. She has served as the President of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) based in Paris since April 26, 2007. Belhassen is a vocal critic of former Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, who was ousted during the 2010–2011 Tunisian protests, calling the former government's crackdown on protesters "a massacre."In 2011 she was awarded the North–South Prize.