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Ukrainian activist among winners of ‘Alternative Nobel’

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STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Right Livelihood Award — known as the “Alternative Nobel” — has been awarded to four community activists, including the head of Ukraine’s Center for Civil Liberties. The prize was given to Oleksandra Matviichuk, a Ukrainian human rights activist, and the Center for Civil Liberties, which she heads; Somali human rights activists Fartuun Adan and Ilwad Elman; Cecosesola, a Venezuelan association of cooperatives; and the Uganda-based Africa Institute for Energy Governance. The winners were announced Thursday and will receive their prizes in November.

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