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This year’s Nobel Peace Prize is not only for the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons but also for the hibakusha — the survivors of the 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki — ICAN chief Beatrice Fihn said.

“This is their prize as well,” the ICAN executive director said Friday. “Hibakusha have been part of this campaign from the beginning and they are the ones who brought the humanitarian consequences message already in 1945.

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