Northern Ireland conflict: Nobel peace prize laureate John Hume died

The Northern Irish politician and Nobel peace prize winner John Hume is dead. Hume died on Monday at the age of 83 years, told his family. Hume was one of the m

Northern Ireland conflict: Nobel peace prize laureate John Hume died

The Northern Irish politician and Nobel peace prize winner John Hume is dead. Hume died on Monday at the age of 83 years, told his family. Hume was one of the most influential politicians of his country. He received the Nobel prize in 1998, jointly with David Trimble for his peaceful efforts to resolve the Northern Ireland conflict.

"In deep sadness we have to announce that John, after a short illness died in the early hours of the morning," said the family.

Hume was for many years Chairman of the predominantly Catholic Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP), the Association of Ireland is committed to peaceful again. Together with the Conservative David Trimble of the unionist Ulster Unionist Party (UUP), he was involved in the negotiation of the good Friday agreement of 1998, with the decade-long bloody conflict in Northern Ireland, has been overcome.

the conflict, the majority were in terms of Catholic proponents of a unification of the two parts of Ireland and the predominantly Protestant United Kingdom loyalists. Approximately 3700 people were killed, about 50,000 were injured.

Updated Date: 03 August 2020, 11:20

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