Democracy advocates contending for 2021 Nobel Peace Prize


Democracy and civil society activists are among the leading contenders for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, the Washington Post reports.

The candidates include Reporters Without Borders and the Committee to Protect Journalists; Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, the “greatest threat” that Alexander Lukashenko has faced in over 20 years of autocratic rule; Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti, recipient of the European Parliament’s 2019 Sakharov Prize; Hong Kong democracy advocate Nathan Law (below, right), a leader of the 2014 Umbrella Movement and founder of  Demosisto; and Alexei Navalny, Vladimir Putin’s “sharpest critic” and Russia’s most prominent political prisoner. See the video (above) posted after his January arrest, detailing the kleptocratic regime’s “colossal graft. RTWT

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