Dusko Kondor Civil Courage Award for 2009
In a ceremony held in Sarajevo on February 23, NGO Gariwo Sarajevo granted the Dusko Kondor Civil Courage Award for 2009 to those brave people who risked their own lives by standing up to negative authorities and acting accoring to their own values. The award commemorates an uncompromising champion of civil courage, who was assassinated in his own home in Bjeljina on the 22nd of February 2007. His name has become a symbol of civil courage.
The ceremony was attended by numerous members of the diplomatic corp, including HE Jan Braathu, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway in B&H, HE Maryse Berniau, Ambassador of the Republic of France in B&H, Mr Alija Behmen, Mayor of Sarajevo, other polititions and workers in the non-governmenta sector.
Based on the proposals it had received, the Commission for The Dusko Kondor Awards for Civil Courage and Promotion of Civil Courage agreed to make the Awards for 2009 to the following:
both for their consistent emphasis on the need for civil courage in our society and for the example they set by their own civil courage in confronting the authorities.