A ceremony was held in Iran’s capital of Tehran on Wednesday to mark ‘the Islamic Human Rights and Human Dignity Day’,designated by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).
The ceremony coincides with the 25th anniversary of adoption of the Declaration of Islamic Human Rights.
During the gathering, the Iranian Judiciary’s Human Rights Committee is going to award the 2nd Islamic Human Rights Prize to individuals and institutions from Iraq and Yemen for their humanitarian activities and contributions to the fight against extremism.
A number of Muslim figures will be also acknowledged for their efforts to defend Muslims’ rights.
The first Islamic Human Rights Prize went to the administrator of Gaza’s al-Nasser Pediatric Hospital in August 2014.