The Swedish Academy of Sciences this year awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature to Austrian author Peter Handke, a supporter of genocide and wars in the former Yugoslavia under Slobodan Milosevic’s regime.
The awarding of the Nobel Prize to Handke was considered a scandalous decision by representatives of the Kosovo institutions but also by experts in world literature.
This morning in Pristina a protest took place in front of the Swedish Embassy, demanding the cancellation of the decision of the Nobel Prize for Literature 2019.
The cancellation of the Swedish Academy’s decision was also demanded by the Kosovo Academy of Sciences and Arts, as “an act of understanding and solidarity with all peoples of the world fighting for freedom and democratic values”.
ASAK is deeply disappointed with this year’s Nobel Prize for Literature being awarded to Austrian writer Peter Handke.
Kosovo’s President Hashim Thaci has also responded to the Nobel Prize for Literature 2019, saying that the Swedish Academy’s decision has caused immense pain to countless victims.
Kosovo’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has also responded by saying that the Nobel Committee has awarded the wrong man./ibna