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Nobel Prize Laureates gather in Hiroshima

they call for the release of Liu and Suu Kyi

The poster of the event

The poster of the event

Eleventh world summit of winners of the prestigious award about the subject "A world without nuclear weapons".

Nobel Prize Laureates chose Hiroshima, a town ravaged by the atomic bomb in 1945, to launch their antinuke message as worries grow for the new atomic arms race.

Participants to the meetings called for the release of Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo and Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi, both Nobel Prize Laureates and under arrest.

Summit participants have assigned soccer player Roberto Baggio the World Peace Award for his social commitment.

the site of the meeting

14 November 2010

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Civil courage

the strength of human dignity

Genocide cases and extreme circumstances of human rights violations, persecutions and deprivation of freedom have occurred all over the world. Those who find the courage to oppose, safeguard their own moral integrity, assessing the duty of truth, reporting the crimes against humanity and struggling to defend the founding value of civil coexistence can be defined as Righteous peopleJournalists like Sihem Bensedrine in Tunisia and writers like Gao Xingjian in China, diplomats like Enrico Calamai in Argentina and artists like Sunila Abeysekera in Sri Lanka, students like Bo Kyi in Burma and (union) activists or politicians like Maria Elena Moyano in Peru, Guillermo Chen in Guatemala, Fannie Lou Hamer in the USA, scientists, lawyers, doctors, intellectuals like Vassili Nesterenko in Belarus, Sylvie Maunga Mbanga in Congo, Halima Bashir in Darfur, Hashem Aghajari in Iran. Not to forget the prominent female figures advocating the rights of women trampled on in many world areas, like Betty Makoni in Zimbawe, Hawa Aden Mohamed in Somalia,  Khalida Toumi Messaoudi in Algeria,  Lydia Chaco in Mexico.
As well as the best-known advocates of human and civil rights like Nelson Mandela in South Africa, Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma, Anna Politkovskaja in Russia, Orhan Pamuk in Turkey, Natasha Kandic in Serbia and Svetlana Broz in Bosnia, Ayaan Hirsi Ali from Somalia, the mothers of Plaza de Mayo in Argentina. 

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