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“If it were awarded to political prisoners in Iran, it would be clearer to me. I wonder how they will photograph the EU as a Nobel Prize winner and how they will give this prize to the EU,” Alekseyeva told Interfax on Friday.

Alekseyeva and another Russian human rights activist, Svetlana Gannushkina, were among the persons nominated for Nobel Peace Prize 2012.

“Don’t think I am saying this because I am hurt. It’s a comment from a sensible person. First they give the Nobel Prize to Obama, then to the European Union, and public figures in all countries get bored. Who’s next? Maybe the Shanghai Cooperation Organization?” Alekseyeva said.

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