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article imageNobel Prize 'tribute to martyrs of democratic Tunisia': Joint winner

By AFP     Oct 9, 2015 in Politics

The Nobel Peace Prize awarded Friday to Tunisian national dialogue mediators is a "tribute to martyrs" of the country's democracy, the head of a labour union within the quartet said.

"This effort by our youth has allowed the country to turn the page on dictatorship," said Houcine Abassi, secretary general of the UGTT, part of the National Dialogue Quartet that was recognised for building democracy after the 2011 revolution.

He also hailed the willingness of political parties "to be at the negotiating table to find solutions to political crises".

The Quartet also includes the Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts, the Tunisian Human Rights League, and the Tunisian Order of Lawyers.

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