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'A rebuke to Putin's dictatorship': Russian human rights group Memorial wins joint Nobel peace prize

By Robert Horvath, Senior lecturer, La Trobe University
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It’s difficult to exaggerate the importance of the inclusion of the Memorial Society, the Russian human rights movement, among the recipients of this year’s Nobel peace prize, which also recognised human rights campaigners in Ukraine and Belarus.

The award to Memorial is a powerful rebuke to Putin’s dictatorship, comparable to the honouring of Carl von Ossietzky, the German peace and human rights campaigner, who…The Conversation


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