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2022 Nobel Peace Prize Honors Human Rights Workers in Belarus, Russia and Ukraine

HeadlineOct 07, 2022

The 2022 Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded to imprisoned Belarusian human rights activist Ales Bialiatski, as well as the Russian group Memorial and the Ukrainian organization Center for Civil Liberties. The Norwegian Nobel Committee announced this year’s Peace Prize winners at a ceremony this morning in Oslo.

Berit Reiss-Andersen: “They have made an outstanding effort to document war crimes, human right abuses and the abuse of power. Together, they demonstrate the significance of civil society for peace and democracy.”

This year’s Peace Prize announcement came as Russian President Vladimir Putin turned 70 years old today. It’s also the 16th anniversary of the assassination of the crusading human rights and anti-corruption reporter Anna Politkovskaya, a fierce critic of Putin and Russia’s war in Chechnya. After headlines, we’ll go to Moscow to speak with Anna Dobrovolskaya, who led the Memorial Human Rights Center in Moscow before it was shut down by the Russian government.

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