Russian dissidents and religious leaders who work for reconciliation between Christians and Muslims are among the favorites for the Nobel Peace Prize win in 2012, when the result will be announced on Friday.
This year has led to some remarkable advances peace, causing an unusual choice of names in circulation and the chance of a surprise winner to increase. “I’m sure the committee would monumental events in the Middle East to honor,” said Jan Egeland, director of Human Rights Watch Europe. “But as the Arab Spring turns to fall,” it is very difficult, so one approach might be to look at those who work for dialogue between religions, “said Jan Egeland, former UN Secretary-General.
The agency paris Unibet promotes Gobran Maggie, a nun who runs the mission Coptic children in Cairo, giving him a chance to get to 13 percent.
philanthropist citation Pakistan and the welfare of employees and Abdul Sattar Edhi John Onaiyekan Nigerian religious leaders and Mohamed Saad Abubakar, who helped calm the Christians and Muslims in their country of violence this year.
direct recognition of Arab Spring is unlikely, however, that the commission part of its 2011 price gave to journalist Tawakkol Karman in recognition of his work in the transformation of Yemen, and he rarely makes a problem for two consecutive years.
“Jagland is always criticized on the grounds that there is a conflict of interest and he would not dare anger the Russians,” said Kristian Berg Harpviken, director of the Peace Research Institute in Oslo. ” So maybe that is likely to prove his critics wrong. “
Although the Norwegian Nobel Committee is independent of the government, its members are elected by parliament and Jagland, a former prime minister, so foreign governments often see a subsidiary of the Norwegian government. China diplomatic relations froze with Norway in 2010 when Jagland committee gave the award to dissident Liu Xiaobo, Norway accused of meddling in the affairs.
“Russian names are still on the list, but if you wanted to give democracy oriented movements in Russia would boost for this year, “said M. Egeland.
criticism of Russia in the field of human rights grew louder this year that the government’s freedom of expression is suppressed for the presidential elections, and riot police were punk Pussy in prison for a demonstration in the main cathedral in Moscow against Vladimir Putin, Russia’s dominant leader for nearly 13 years. The list of winners includes potential Russian Svetlana Gannushkina and Memorial human rights civil society contributes to navigate, and the radio station Ekho Moskvy and its editor Alexei Venediktov. RIOT NOT PUSSY
itself is likely to consider the nominations for the price closed on 1 February, before the group has attracted international attention.
The committee received 231 nominations this year, including 43 organizations. Usually in the list to between 25 and 35 names at its first meeting narrows, said Geir Lundestad, executive secretary of the committee. In April the list is still generally fell between five and seven names. A decision is made about two weeks before the announcement. The winner gets $ 8 million Swedish crowns ($ 1.21 million), 2 million less than last year while the economic downturn has affected the legacy of Alfred Nobel. Other names are
popular Gene Sharp, former U.S. professor of political science known for his work on the non-violent struggle, and the doctor and Afghan politician Sima Samar, a champion of women’s rights in the Islamic world.
The Irish bookmaker Paddy Power Sharp his favorite, followed by Samar.
most important step towards peace year was gradual democratization of Myanmar, but the committee has already met opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the government must not only be recognized as less totalitarian, according to experts. “If they really wanted to do something different, they would look in South Sudan and a peace quite exemplary, “says Iver Neumann, professor of International Relations at London School of Economics.
” But the Nobel Peace Prize Committee has never adventurous, I think she’s someone like themselves, an ordinary politician won a discovery type of agreement. “($ 1 = 6.5846 Swedish crowns)