3 share 'Alternative Nobel,' US lawyer gets honorary award
September 27, 2017
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The "Alternative Nobel" was given to four people Tuesday for their "courageous work" in human rights, public health and good governance.
The prize foundation announced the 2017 winners as Indian human rights lawyer Colin Gonsalves, Azeri journalist Khadija Ismayilova and Ethiopian lawyer Yetnebersh Nigussie. American environmental lawyer Robert Bilott was given an honorary award. The three others share a cash award of 3 million kronor ($374,000).
The award's official name is the Right Livelihood Award. Gonsalves was cited "for his tireless and innovative use of...