Md. Nur Khan Liton, executive director of the Center for Law and Arbitration, received the award from the US State Department for playing a role in human rights protection. On Wednesday night, the US State Department released the names of 10 people from different countries including Noor Khan.
For more than three decades, Md. Nur Khan has led two well-known human rights organizations in Bangladesh, the US State Department spokesperson’s office said. He has also partnered with international organizations to promote accountability and record data on human rights abuses in Bangladesh. His timely intervention, advocacy for the families of the ‘disappearance’ victims, and leadership in active civil society in the country have not only saved lives but have also helped free innocent people from politically motivated cases.
Apart from Md. Nur Khan, each person received the award for their role in human rights protection from Brazil, Cambodia, Georgia, Honduras, Iran, Iraq, Mauritania, China, and Togo.