Palme Prize to Kofi Annan and Darfur Activist


The Olof Palme Prize has been awarded to former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan and human rights activist Mossaad Mohamed Ali, who is coordinator for a torture victims center in Darfur.

In announcing the prize, the Olof Palme Memorial Fund says the two are being honored because they have carried out energetic and dedicated work for human rights, peace, and security.

They will share the 75,000 cash prize. The Olof Palme Prize was founded by the murdered Swedish Prime Minister’s family and the Social Democratic party after Palme’s 1986 assassination.