Right Livelihood Awards go to rights activists from Belarus, Nicaragua, the US and Iran
By Abiodun Ogundairo
02 October 2020 | 10:38 am
Each year the Right Livelihood Award Foundation in Stockholm honors people who toiled to improve our world. From a jailed lawyer in Iran to an activist in Belarus, we profile 2020's "Alternative Nobel Prizes."
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