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Winners Announced for 2018 Right Livelihood Award, the “Alternative Nobel Prize”

HeadlineSep 25, 2018

Winners of this year’s Right Livelihood Award have been announced. The prize is widely known as the “Alternative Nobel Prize.” This year’s winners are anti-corruption champions Thelma Aldana of Guatemala and Iván Velásquez of Colombia; three imprisoned civil and human rights defenders from Saudi Arabia, Abdullah al-Hamid, Mohammad Fahad al-Qahtani and Waleed Abu al-Khair; a farmer from Burkina Faso named Yacouba Sawadogo and the Australian agronomist Tony Rinaudo.

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