WikiLeaks site was among the contenders for the Nobel Peace Prize. Resource nominated deputy Norwegian province Trondelag Snorre Valen. About this he wrote in his blog.
Its decision Valen explained that WikiLeaks, publishing information on corruption, war crimes and torture, has played an important role in the fight for human rights. Particularly, he noted the materials on corruption in Tunisia, the disclosure of which played a role in the overthrow of the multi-year dictatorship.
At the same deputy accused of hypocrisy on those States that fought for freedom of speech, but after the publication of secret documents were accused WikiLeaks a security threat. According to the parliamentarian, in doing so, they not only do not support democratic values and stand for completely opposite. “There is not and should not be that politicians have decided, the information about what crimes should be made public, and through which channels to distribute them,” – says Walen. Against the publications were, in particular, the United States.
Earlier, an anonymous Kremlin source RIA Novosti news agency suggested that civil society organizations to reflect on the nomination of the founder WikiLeaks Julian Assange the Nobel Prize. Subsequently, the media reported that it was just a joke.
Nomination of candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize will end on February 3. The right to propose candidates to members of parliaments and governments of various countries, Nobel Peace Prize last year, the International Court of Arbitration in The Hague, as well as doctor of political sciences, law, history and philosophy.
Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded since 1901. She won in 2010 became the Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo. Previously received the Peace Prize of the USSR and the U.S. presidential Barack Obama and Mikhail Gorbachev, former South African President Nelson Mandela, and former head of the IAEA, Mohamed ElBaradei, who is now called the leader of the Egyptian opposition. Prize can get not only the individual but also the organization.