Human rights activists win Nobel Peace Prize 2022

The 2022 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to three champions of human rights in Belarus, Russia and Ukraine.

Jailed Belarusian activist Ales Byalyatski, Russian rights group Memorial, and Ukraine’s Center for Civil Liberties won the prize on October 7 in the middle of a war between Russia and Ukraine.

The chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Berit Reiss-Andersen, said they wanted to honour “three outstanding champions of human rights, democracy and peaceful co-existence.
“We believe that it is a war that is a result of an authoritarian regime, aggressively committing an act of aggression.”

Nobel Peace Prize 2022