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pampango Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 09:11 AM
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Three women receive Nobel Peace Prize
Source: Aljazeera


Yemeni activist Karman won the prize for her work in the movement against President Ali Abdullah Saleh

Three women who have fought against injustice, dictatorships and sexual violence in Liberia and Yemen have received the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize at a ceremony in Oslo, the Norwegian capital.

Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, compatriot Leymah Gbowee and Tawakul Karman of Yemen collected their diplomas and medals at Oslo's city hall on Saturday.

Thorbjoern Jagland, the chairman of the Nobel peace prize committee, said that the three women represented the struggle for "human rights in general and of women for equality and peace in particular". Jagland said that the prize should serve as a warning to dictators in countries such as Yemen and Syria that their days are numbered.

"The leaders in Yemen and Syria who murder their people to retain their own power should take note of the following: mankind's quest for freedom and human rights can never stop," he said in comments before giving the prize to the three laureates. "No dictator can in the long run find shelter from this wind of history. It was this wind which led people to crawl up onto the Berlin Wall and tear it down. It is the wind that is now blowing in the Arab world," he said.

Read more: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/europe/2011/12/2011121012...
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 09:28 AM
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1. Still haven't revoked the 2009 Mis-Award
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tabatha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 09:53 AM
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5. The award was legitimate for work against nuclear proliferation.
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pocoloco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 09:41 AM
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2. Bringing back the true meaning of the award!
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 09:45 AM
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3. K&R
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 09:52 AM
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4. K&R!
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 10:35 AM
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6. This one is well deserved.
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pinboy3niner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 03:14 PM
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7. K&R
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