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The One World Festival was Launched in Prague Crossroads

The 10th year of the One World Festival was ceremonially opened on 5 March 2008 in Prague Crossroads. The evening included the presentation of the Homo Homini Award, annually presented by the People in Need organisation. This Award is traditionally given to personalities who significantly contributed to the promotion of human rights, democracy and non-violent solutions to political conflicts. The 2007 Award was presented to Burmese female activists Phyu Phyu Thin, Su Su Nway and Nilar Thein. As Ms. Su Su Nway, one of the laureates, is currently being held in the Insein prison in Rangun, and the other two, Ms. Phyu Phyu Thin and Ms. Nilar Thein, are on the list of wanted people, hiding from arrest, President Václav Havel gave the award to Ms. Lae Lae Nwe, who spent four years in prison for promoting democracy and who received the Award on behalf of the laureates. Lae Lae Nwe is active in the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners in Thailand now.

One World is currently one of Europe’s most significant festivals dedicated to human rights, and one of the founding members of the Human Rights Film Network, which joins together 17 festivals from all over the world.

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