Syrian White Helmets Share 'Alternative Nobel' With 3 Others

September 22, 2016 8:08 AM

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A volunteer group that rescues civilians from bombed-out buildings in Syria shares this year's Right Livelihood Award, sometimes known as the "Alternative Nobel," with activists from Egypt and Russia and a Turkish newspaper.

The prize foundation on Thursday announced the 2016 winners are the Syria Civil Defense group, also known as the White Helmets; Egyptian women's rights activist Mozn Hassan and the Nazra for Feminist Studies; Russia Svetlana Gannushkina; and Turkish independent newspaper Cumhuriyet.

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