The civil disobedience motion that has sprung up in Myanmar because the navy coup has been nominated for the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize, a Norwegian educational stated Friday.
Kristian Stokke, professor of sociology on the College of Oslo, stated the motion represents an exemplary peaceable response to the facility seize by Myanmar’s military on February 1.
“The civil disobedience motion is a crucial mass mobilisation for democracy in Myanmar that’s happening, up to now, with non-violent means,” he instructed AFP.
“This pro-democracy motion, particularly if profitable, can even have penalties exterior Myanmar and encourage different non-violent pro-democracy actions elsewhere at a time when democracy is beneath strain from authoritarian forces,” he added.
Based on the Help Affiliation of Political Prisoners (AAPP), a neighborhood monitoring group, 320 individuals have been killed and practically 3,000 arrested because the coup that ousted Aung San Suu Kyi — who herself obtained the celebrated award in 1991.
“What’s necessary and provides a glimmer of hope is that what began as a response to a navy coup has grow to be a broader alliance throughout the various variations, particularly ethnic ones, inside Burmese society,” Stokke stated.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee solely accepts nominations submitted earlier than the 31 January deadline, so the proposal submitted final week by Stokke and 5 different teachers can solely be thought of for subsequent yr’s prize.
Tens of hundreds of individuals, amongst them parliamentarians and ministers from all international locations, former laureates and sure college professors, are eligible to submit a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize.
The committee itself doesn’t disclose who was thought of and even nominated apart from saying the winner, although those that submit a nomination can publish it.
The 2021 peace prize winner will probably be introduced on October 8. The World Meals Programme (WFP) gained final yr.
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