Brazil Honors Snowden, Manning, Assange and Greenwald with Human Rights Award

The International Award for Human Rights from Brazil goes to six people this year

By on September 18th, 2013 11:51 GMT

Edward Snowden, Julian Assange, Glenn Greenwald and Chelsea Manning are among the six individuals honored with the International Award for Human Rights from Brazil.

The award is given out by the Commission for the Defense of Press Freedom and Human Rights of the Brazilian Press Association, along with several other entities to those who have made themselves noticed through their actions, a local publication reports. 

The four individuals, along with Aaron Swartz and Mordechai Vanunu will receive the awards for fighting in some way for human rights.

Snowden and Greenwald are getting the award for disclosing information, over the past three months, about the covert activities of the US intelligence services, while Assange and Manning are on the list for the contribution they brought to the world by revealing the US Army’s operations in the Middle East.

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