Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Bangladeshi non-governmental organization Acid Survivors Foundation (ASF), along with four other NGOs from different countries, got Human Rights Prize 2011 of the French Republic.

The prize – ‘Liberty, Equality, Fraternity’, founded in 1988 and awarded every year by the French Human Rights Commission, was handed over to the winners at a ceremony held at Quai d’Orsay, the Palais des Affaires Etrangères in Paris on December 10.

The other winners are ANPPCAN of Malawi, APRAMP of Spain, Aireana of Paraguay and Tamkeen of Jordan, an ASF statement said, adding that the French minister of foreign and European affairs, Alain Juppé, handed over the prize to the winners.

Fazilatunnessa, a survivor of acid attack, and the treasurer of the trustee board of the ASF, received the award on behalf of the ASF while its executive director Monira Rahman was present.

BBN/SSR/AD-15Dec11-11:09 am (BST)