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Nobel Peace Prize laureates are Aleš Bjaljacki and Russian and Ukrainian human rights activists



The prizes will traditionally be awarded on December 10, ꟷ the anniversary of Alfred Nobel’s death

The winners of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize are the Belarusian human rights activist Aleš Byaljacki, the Russian human rights organization Memorial and the Ukrainian human rights organization Center for Civil Liberties.

The Nobel Peace Prize is considered the most prestigious, it was awarded last year to journalists Maria Ressa from the Philippines and Dimitrij Muratov from Russia “for defending freedom of expression, which is the first condition of democracy and lasting peace”.

The list of candidates was kept secret, as for all awards, but it was known that 343 nominations were received for the Peace Prize. Among them are 251 individuals and 92 organizations.

Among the more famous nominees were Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, British TV presenter and biologist David Attenborough, Pope Francis, dissidents Julian Assange and Edward Snowden, as well as the International Court of Justice and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

This year’s Nobel Prize week began on Monday with the announcement of the prize winner for medicine or physiology, and will end next Monday with the announcement of the recipient of the Nobel Prize for economics.

The prizes will traditionally be awarded on December 10 – the anniversary of the death of Alfred Nobel, the Swedish inventor and founder of the Nobel Foundation.

This year's peace prize was marked by the war in Ukraine.  Photo: Reuters

Source: Rtvslo

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