Iranian rights activist Narges Mohammadi wins 2023 Nobel Peace Prize.
Iranian rights activist Narges Mohammadi wins the 2023 Nobel Peace Prize.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee picked the winner for the world’s most vital peace prize amongst 351 candidates, together with 259 people and 92 organisations.
Last year, the prize went to human rights advocate Ales Bialiatski from Belarus, the Russian human rights group Memorial and the Ukrainian human rights organisation Heart for Civil Liberties.
The winners had for a few years promoted the precise to criticise energy and shield the basic rights of residents, the committee stated at the time, which got here in the course of the first yr of Russia’s all-out battle in Ukraine.
The Peace Prize is the one one of many Nobel prizes to be awarded in Norway’s capital Oslo, relatively than Sweden’s capital Stockholm.
Over the previous week, the Drugs, Physics, Chemistry and Literature Prizes have been introduced. The ultimate prize, for economics, is to be introduced on Monday.
This yr, the prizes are price 11 million krona ($990,000) in every class.