Saturday, September 13, 2008

Suzanne Scholte wins prize for Western Saharan activism


Props are in order for Western Sahara activist Suzanne Scholte, who won the Seoul Peace Prize two weeks ago for her work for North Koreans and Sahrawis in the Defense Forum Foundation. Suzanne does great work for Western Sahara, so she more than deserves the $200,000 (!) prize money.

To get a sense of what a big deal this prize is, it's been won in the past by Muhammed Yunus, Kofi Annan, and Vaclav Havel. Nice work, Suzanne.

11 comments:

  1. Anonymous8:54 AM

    ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    Will is back. welcome

    enjoy your RAMADAN!

    it is very hot in the refugees camps so people there have hard time to enjoy ramadan.
    this only 15th day

    enjoy your RAMADAN!

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  2. Indeed, happy Ramadan to all my Muslim readers. I cannot even imagine how it must be to not drink water all day in Tindouf.

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  3. Anonymous2:01 PM

    in Tindouf the tepmerature is about 43c

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  4. Ouch. That's almost 110 F!

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  5. But Ramadan is not supposed to endanger anyones health. By the way. The World Food Programme has recently purchased a record amount of barley, about 1000 tons, for the refugees near Tindouf according to this source.

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  6. Anonymous12:16 PM

    human right crap
    mizzzzz suzanne got $200.000 by herself , and 90.000 plus kidnapped sahraouis got 100- tons of barley.

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  7. 1000 tons, actually. Good on the WFP. I'd hate to revisit the time a year ago when the camps had a food crisis.

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