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The John Diefenbaker Defender of Human Rights and Freedom Award for NKHR
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The award was named after Canada's former prime minister, foreign affairs minister and defender of human rights John Diefenbaker, the Diefenbaker Award honours individuals or groups who show exceptional courage and leadership in defending human rights and freedom.



The John Diefenbaker Defender of Human Rights and Freedom Award
was presented on March 10, 2011 to Benjamin H. YOON, Founder and Chairman of the Citizens' Alliance for North Korean Human Rights by the Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada for "bringing the international attention to the plight of the millions of North Koreans deprived of the most fundamental rights and freedoms".


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