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Progressive Alliance Award

Suyen Barahona, recipient of the Progressive Alliance’s Human Rights Award 2022 for outstanding political courage

The Progressive Alliance awarded Suyen Barahona, president of UNAMOS and current political prisoner of the Ortega Murillo dictatorship in Nicaragua, its Human Rights Award.

The Board of the Progressive Alliance, which met in Berlin on 13 October 2022, awarded Suyen for her merits as a human rights defender and political fighter for democracy. It is a recognition to her, to the UNAMOS party, and to all political prisoners of Ortega’s regime.

In the past, Lorena Etta Rosales, Philippine political leader, received this award in 2017; the former president of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, in 2018; and in 2019 Selahattin Dermittas, political prisoner in Turkey since 2016.

The Progressive Alliance is made up of more than 140 progressive, democratic and social-democratic political and social parties and organisations.

From left to right: Esteban Paulon, coordinator of APLA, Conny Reuter, global coordinator or PA, Zita Gurmai, PES Women President


Read Suyen Barahona’s biography: Biography.Suyen Barahona.Nicaragua