Lê Hiền Đức

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Lê Hiền Đức (born December 12, 1932 ; maiden name Phạm Thị Dung Mỹ ) is a Vietnamese woman who became known for her commitment to fighting corruption . On December 12, 2007, the civil rights activist - together with the Basel criminal law professor Mark Pieth - was awarded the annual “Integrity Prize” by Transparency International .

Held today in Hanoi living grandmother of eight grandchildren was in Indochina war against France and the Vietnam War against the United States with the decryption of radiograms busy. Outside of the war, she worked as a primary school teacher until she retired in 1984 . Since then she has been particularly active in the fight against corruption in Vietnam, among other things by supporting fellow citizens who turn to her and doing public relations work.

Individual evidence

  1. transparency.org: 2007 Integrity Awards Winners announced. Transparency International award recognizes an international anti-bribery leader and a grassroots activist. ( Memento of the original from February 23, 2010 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. Berlin, December 12, 2007 @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.transparency.org
  2. news.bbc.co.uk: Honor for bribe-busting granny. A 76-year-old Vietnamese woman has been given a major award by a global anti-corruption watchdog. December 13, 2007
  3. a b taz.de: Vietnams mother Courage. Hien Duc receives Transparency Award. Berlin, December 14, 2007 (print edition December 15, 2007, page 2, "Grandmother with death threats")