Sweden's Nobel laureate returns medal in protest against Handke

Sweden's Nobel laureate returns medal in protest against Handke

Sweden's Nobel laureate returns medal in protest against Handke Izvor: Reuters

Christina Doctare, a 1988 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, said she gives up the prize she had received over three decades ago, expressing her strong objection over the awarding of Austrian writer Peter Handke with the Nobel Prize in literature.

The Swedish journalist, who had received the prize as a member of the United Nations (UN) peacekeeping forces, was in the crowd that protested on Tuesday in the Sweden's capital against the Nobel Committee's decision to award Handke, Austria's author known for his controversial stances on the war in Bosnia from the early 1990s.

 “As long as I live, I will testify to what I was involved in this terrible war that can never be denied,” Doctare said as she took off the medal.

She said she was proud of the Swedish Academy but now only feels shame and guilt.

Doctare was a UN's medical team member during the Bosnian war and was among the first ones to openly speak about sexual violence in this conflict.

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Diabolic

Towards the end of the Cold War, the Nobel Committee wished to indicate that the United Nations ought to have greater influence on international politics. It did so by awarding the Peace Prize to military personnel who had served as observers and UN soldiers. From 1948 to 1988, over 500,000 persons from 53 states took part in the UN's peacekeeping operations.

Flok

This is fake news, the Nobel Prize was given to UN Peacekeepers, not her. Attention whoring.

Ba

But where's the million bucks? Give that to charity, don't return it...

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