This year, the prize in memory of Per Anger is being awarded to the human rights activist Brahim Dahane, defender of human rights in Western Sahara.
He was nominated by the Swedish section of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ). Swedish Culture Minister Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth will be awarding the SEK 150,000 (EUR 14,500) prizemoney and the silver trophy, which weighs the same as a human heart, at a ceremony in Stockholm on 16 November. Brahim Dahane is currently incarcerated.
Western Sahara-Per Anger Prize-press release-2009-eng (full text in English, PDF)
Western Sahara-Per Anger Prize-press release-2009-fra (full text in French, PDF)
Western Sahara-Per Anger Prize-press release-2009-spa (full text in Spanish, PDF)