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Activists honored in 'alternative Nobels' | News | DW.DE | 27.09.2012

Afghan doctor Sima Samar has been awarded the Rights Livelihood Award for her dedication to human rights. Other recipients of the "alternative Nobel" include scholar Gene Sharp and Britain's Campaign Against Arms Trade.

Four activists were awarded Sweden's prestigious 2012 Right Livelihood Award on Thursday their work promoting human rights, conservation and combating the global arms trade.

Sima Samar, 55, was honored by the jury "for her longstanding and courageous dedication to human rights, especially the rights of women, in one of the most complex and dangerous regions in the world."

by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Thu Sep 27th, 2012 at 04:12:30 PM EST
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