the "Hugo Chávez Prize for Peace and Sovereignty of the Peoples"
- was bestowed on Putin by Venezuelan the President Nicolás Maduro
his first - Confucius Peace Prize
- When Putin received the Confucius Peace Prize in 2011
- its committee of judges praised his conduct in fighting insurgents in Russia's Chechnya region in 1999
- But Human rights organizations found widespread evidence that
--- Russian and pro-Russian security forces carried out rape, torture and extrajudicial killings