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Swedish environmentalist Thunberg nominated for French freedom prize

Students in Lausanne, Switzerland hold up a poster showing Greta Thunberg during their climate strike. Photo: AP/Jean-Christophe Bott/TT

Published: 24.Mar.2019 15:51 hrs

Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old activist who inspired a global movement for school children concerned about climate change, has been nominated for a freedom prize in the region of Normandy in northern France.

The Swedish teenager, whose school strike for climate inspired demonstrations in 120 countries, is one of three finalists for the newly-founded Prix Liberté.

Thunberg was nominated along with Saudi blogger and dissident Raif Badawi, who has been in prison in Saudi Arabia since 2012; and photojournalist Lu Guang, who was detained by Chinese authorities in 2018.

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