The message reads, in part:
“You enjoy respect and recognition as a responsible person with principles and an active participant in our country’s human rights movement. Throughout your life you have remained true to the noble ideals of serving the public, firmly and consistently standing up for your civic position and moral convictions.
Your educational and research work also deserves profound and sincere gratitude. It is important that it is entirely dedicated to strengthening democratic institutions, developing dialogue between the authorities and society, and affirming the value of the individual in the modern world.”