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Russian Human Rights Veteran And Her Group Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize

Russian human rights veteran Svetlana Gannushkina and her group, Memorial, were nominated for the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize, Russian media reported on Wednesday.

Other candidates for the $1.4 million prize include a jailed Chinese dissident and the Internet for promoting dialogue and democracy, although it is not clear how Internet would receive the prize or who would receive the prize on behalf of it.

Gannushkina, an indispensable part of Memorial's activities, was nominated by Norwegian politician Erna Solberg.

China's Liu Xiaobo, who had been imprisoned for his fight against human rights violations in the Communist country, was nominated for the top prize by Princeton philosophy professor Kwame Anthony Appiah.

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