Tunisian democracy activists win Nobel Peace Prize

file-09-11741482061339725.jpg09/10/2015 (Arab News – KSA): Oslo: Tunisian civil society groups won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for helping to save the only democracy that emerged from the Arab Spring, offering the country symbolic support after it was shaken by a wave of jihadist attacks.The Nobel panel said the award to the National Dialogue Quartet was intended as an “encouragement to the Tunisian people” and as an inspiration for others, particularly in the turbulent Middle East.The award drew praise from around the world as a “beacon of hope” for the region, while one winner said it was a tribute to the “martyrs” who died in the struggle to move the north African country from dictatorship to democracy.The committee hailed the quartet’s “decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia in the wake of the Jasmine Revolution of 2011,” chairwoman Kaci Kullmann Five said…

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