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Turkey’s ‘Standing Man’ protester to win human rights award


He became known around the world by remaining motionless for hours, staring, on Istanbul’s Taksim Square during protests that challenged Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in June and July.

“With his silent protest, he became the icon of peaceful resistance and has been emulated around the world,” said the jury which will award the prize on September 5 at Potsdam, just outside Berlin.


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