Human Rights Cartoon Competition for Prisons

Cartoon competition for prisoners and prison personnel was organized by the Centre for Research and Application of Human Rights at Maltepe University. Deadline for submission of cartoons was 20 November 2011.

The jury which consisted of well known caricaturists and members of the Steering Committee of the Centre, met on 16 December 2011 and evaluated the 58 submitted cartoons.

As a result of this evaluation the first prize was awarded to Mr. Yaghi El Jabali Figueroa, the second prize to Mr. Mehmet Boğatekin and the third prize to Ms. Sevgi Çelik. Award ceramonies were organized in each of these prisons.

Prof. Ioanna Kuçuradi, Director of the Human Rights Centre, underlined the importance of educational activities for prisoners and submitted to the attention of all those who care for human rights, the sentence of a prisoner after a course on human rights held in a prison:  “After many years for the first time you reminded us of our humanity."


1st Prize: Mr. Yaghi El Jabali Figueroa


2nd Prize: Mr. Mehmet Boğatekin


3rd Prize: Ms. Sevgi Çelik