Veysel Ok is rewarded with the Thomas Dehler Award
Veysel Ok is this year’s prize winner of the Thomas Dehler award. Thereby, the Thomas Dehler Foundation honors the courageous commitment of the human rights lawyers. Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger, the former German Minister of Justice and vice president of the Thomas Dehler Foundation gave the award to Veysel Ok.
Veysel Ok is a human rights lawyer who was born in 1984 in Diyarbakır. In Germany, Veysel Ok is mainly known for having represented the correspondent of the newspaper Die Welt, Deniz Yücel. However, the lawyer also defended many others. He specialized in cases related to human rights and freedom of the press. He is one of the founders of the NGO, namely ''Media and Law Studies Association (MLSA)''.