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 on 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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Danilo

But she never got one, according to the Swedish Academy :D

Renee

Quoting Belgrade b92 and Russian Sputnik(that the 1988 prize was awarded to all UN Peacekeeping Forces from 1948 to 1988,making her but one among many others, but nevertheless a recipient), the old disqualifying game

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