Chinese dissident, Russian rights group, net tipped for Nobel Peace Prize!

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London, Feb 3 (ANI): It has emerged that among those nominated for the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize were a Chinese dissident, a Russian rights group and the Internet.

Though the awards committee keeps nominations secret for 50 years, some of the nominations are revealed by those who had made them, reports the Telegraph.

Kwame Anthony Appiah, a Princeton philosophy professor, says he nominated Liu Xiaobo, a recently jailed Chinese dissident.

Norwegian politician Erna Solberg says she nominated Russian rights activist Svetlana Gannushkina and her group Memorial.

Wired magazine's Italian edition says it nominated the Internet for promoting dialogue and democracy, and says the 2003 Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi has signed the nomination.

The winner will be announced in October. (ANI)

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