‘Free Zhang Zhan’ protest in front of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government. Photo credit: 立場新聞, free use with copyright, via Wikimedia Commons.
Prague, September 3 (CTK) – On Thursday, the Forum 2000 international conference awarded the Courage Award to Chinese journalist and former lawyer Zhang Zhan, who was convicted and imprisoned in her homeland for her articles highlighting true development of the COVID pandemic in China.
“The aim of the award is to thank citizens, groups of citizens and institutions who have shown extraordinary civic courage, putting their responsibility towards a wider community, the defense of democracy and the promotion of human rights and freedoms above of themselves,” said Jakub, director of the Forum 2000 Foundation. Klepal.
The award ceremony was attended by Czech Senate President Milos Vystrcil, sociologist and former Slovak Prime Minister Iveta Radicova, and China Digital Times Scientific Editor-in-Chief Xiao Qiang, who accepted the prize on behalf of Zhang Zhan.
The Forum 2000 international conference of global personalities and thinkers took place in Prague from Wednesday to Friday, with the threat to democracy and reactions to it as the main topic on the agenda.
The conference included a high-level forum on Ukraine following informal talks by EU foreign ministers that Prague hosted on 30 and 31 August.
The forum was opened by Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy also joined online.
Organizers of the Ukraine conference and forum presented the Prague Manifesto for a Free Ukraine, which has already been signed by Czech Foreign Minister Jan Lipavsky, his Estonian counterpart Urmas Reinsalu and Russian opposition politician Garry Kasparov. The manifesto expressed support for Ukraine’s accession to the EU and offered help to implement important reforms.
The defeat of Russian aggression against Ukraine is a necessary precondition for the united, free and peaceful future of Europe and the entire democratic community, the manifesto says.
The annual Forum 2000 conference in Prague was established by the former Czech president Vaclav Havel together with the writer Elie Wiesel and the Japanese philanthropist Yohei Sasakawa, with the aim of giving space to personalities from various fields to analyze the challenges of the new millennium
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