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Ukraine, Belarus and Russia human rights advocates awarded Nobel Peace Prizes

Managers of the Ukrainian organization Center for Civil Liberties react to being awarded a Nobel Peace Prize. (Efrem Lukatsky/AP)
Managers of the Ukrainian organization Center for Civil Liberties react to being awarded a Nobel Peace Prize. (Efrem Lukatsky/AP)

This year’s Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to three human rights advocates and organizations in Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia. The recipients — Ales Bialiatsky, Russia’s Memorial and the Ukrainian Centre for Civil Liberties — opposes Russian and Belarusian state rule and Russia’s ongoing war with Ukraine.

Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd speaks with NPR’s Rob Schmitz.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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