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2012 Nobel Peace Prize - 231 nominations

2012-02-27 22:27

Oslo - A spokesperson for the Nobel Peace Prize jury says 231 nominations have been submitted for this year's award, with publicly disclosed candidates including a former Ukrainian prime minister and the US soldier accused of leaking classified material to WikiLeaks.

The secretive committee doesn't reveal who has been nominated, but those with nomination rights sometimes announce their picks. They include Bradley Manning, the US Army private charged with the biggest leak of classified information in US history, Russian human rights activist Svetlana Gannushkina and former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.

Norwegian Nobel Committee secretary Geir Lundestad told the AP on Monday that "The list of nominees is a mixture of repeated nominations and some new names."