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US State Department Awarded Women of Courage Award to Delhi Gangrape Victim

Mar 5, 2013 17:35 IST

The US State Department awarded one of the 2013 International Women of Courage Awards to 23-year-old paramedical student who was gangraped in a moving bus in New Delhi on 16 December 2012. She died after just two weeks in Singapore after being raped in the capital. The award would be given away posthumously on 8 March 2013.

Popularly the paramedical student is also called Nirbhaya. The Secretary of State John Kerry will give away the US awards. The ceremony will also be attended by the First Lady Michelle Obama.

The other women who will also receive the award are:

• Tsering Woeser, the Tibetan blogger and activist
• Elena Milashina and Razan Zeitunah, the Russian journalist and rights activists

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