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Russia jails rights campaigner from Nobel prize-winning group

Moscow, Russia Reuters Veteran Russian rights activist Oleg Orlov was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison on Tuesday for “discrediting the armed forces” by protesting against the war in Ukraine and accusing President Vladimir Putin of leading a descent into fascism. Orlov, a leader of the rights group Memorial that won a share of the […]

Nobel Peace Prize winner says Iranian people will prevail against rulers

Ali and Kiana Rahmani, children of Narges Mohammadi, an imprisoned Iranian human rights activist, hold the Nobel Peace Prize 2023 award, accepting it on behalf of their mother at Oslo City Hall, Norway, on 10th December, 2023.

Oslo, NorwayReuters The Iranian people will ultimately overcome authoritarianism imposed by a government that has lost legitimacy and public support, Nobel Peace Prize winner Narges Mohammadi said from prison in a speech read by her children on Sunday. The Norwegian Nobel committee in October awarded the prize to Mohammadi, 51, for her non-violent fight “against […]

Children of Iran Nobel Peace Prize winner fear they won’t see her again

The husband and children of this year's winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, Ali, Taghi and Kiana Rahmani pose for pictures after signing the guest book at the Nobel Institute in Oslo, Norway, on 9th December, 2023.

Oslo, NorwayReuters The teenage children of jailed Iranian Nobel Peace Prize winner Narges Mohammadi fear they will never meet their mother again, but said they were proud of her struggle for women’s rights as they prepared to accept the award on her behalf on Sunday. Mohammadi, 51, who is serving multiple sentences in Tehran’s notorious […]

Henry Kissinger, American diplomat and Nobel winner, dead at 100

Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger arrives for a memorial service for late Social Democratic senior politician Egon Bahr at St Mary's Church in Berlin, Germany, on 17th September, 2015.

Washington DC, USReuters Henry Kissinger, a diplomatic powerhouse whose roles as a national security adviser and secretary of state under two presidents left an indelible mark on US foreign policy and earned him a controversial Nobel Peace Prize, died on Wednesday at age 100. Kissinger died at his home in Connecticut, according to a statement […]

Jailed Iranian activist Narges Mohammadi wins Nobel Peace Prize

Iranian human rights activist and the vice president of the Defenders of Human Rights Center (DHRC) Narges Mohammadi poses in this undated handout picture. Mohammadi family archive photos

Oslo, Norway Reuters Imprisoned Iranian women’s rights advocate Narges Mohammadi won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday in a rebuke to Tehran’s theocratic leaders and boost for anti-government protesters, prompting the Islamic Republic’s condemnation. The award-making committee said the prize honoured those behind recent unprecedented demonstrations in Iran and called for the release of Mohammadi, 51, who […]

Nobel laureate Ressa cleared in Philippine tax case, cheers win for justice

Philippines Quezon City Maria Reza

Manila, Philippines Reuters Philippine Nobel laureate Maria Ressa and her news site Rappler were acquitted by a court of tax evasion charges on Wednesday, in a ruling that media watchdogs and human rights groups described as a win for press freedom and rule of law. Ressa, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize alongside a […]