Malala Yousafzai, Bradley Manning among 259 Nobel Peace Prize nominees

6bafmf Malala Yousafzai, Bradley Manning among 259 Nobel Peace Prize nominees

6bafmf Malala Yousafzai, Bradley Manning among 259 Nobel Peace Prize nominees

;OSLO, Norway — A record 259 nominations have been received for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, with candidates including a Pakistani girl shot by the Taliban and a U.S. soldier accused of leaking classified material to WikiLeaks. Fifty of the nominations were for organizations.The secretive committee that awards the prize doesn’t identify the nominees, but those with nomination rights sometimes announce their picks. Names put forward this year include Bradley Manning, the U.S. Army private who has admitted sending hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the secrecy-busting website WikiLeaks and 15-year-old Malala Yousafzai, an education activist who was shot in the head by Taliban militants while on her way home from school in Pakistan. Continue Reading…

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Malala Yousafzai, Bradley Manning among 259 Nobel Peace Prize nominees

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