Albania will boycott the Nobel prize awards ceremony in protest against the literature award being given to Peter Handke, a denier of the 1992-1995 Bosnian genocide, said an Albanian official on Monday.
The ceremony will be held in Sweden on Dec. 10.
“Justification of war atrocities during the Yugoslavia break-up must not be rewarded,” Gent Cakaj, Albania’s acting foreign minister, said on Twitter.
“Consistent with our initial reaction, we have also instructed the Ambassador of #Albania to #Sweden to boycott @NobelPrize ceremony for #Handke,” Cakaj added.
He also said that giving awards to those who deny the genocide