Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Bradley Manning among those nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
In WTF news: Bradley Manning, the U.S. soldier accused of leaking classified material to WikiLeaks, has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.
A spokesman for the Nobel Peace Prize jury says 231 nominations have been submitted for this year's award, with publicly disclosed candidates including Manning and a former Ukrainian prime minister.
The secretive committee doesn't reveal who has been nominated, but those with nomination rights sometimes announce their picks. They include Bradley Manning, the U.S. Army private charged with the biggest leak of classified information in U.S. history, Russian human rights activist Svetlana Gannushkina and former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.
Norwegian Nobel Committee secretary Geir Lundestad told the AP yesterday that "The list of nominees is a mixture of repeated nominations and some new names."
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