Oslo — Polish Solidarity trade union leader Lech Walesa has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for the second straight year, the Norwegian Nobel Committee said.
Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg is also a candidate for the prize, worth at least $181,000. Wallenberg helped thousands of Jews flee the Nazi holocaust in World War II and was arrested by the Soviets in 1945. The Kremlin claims he died in jail in 1947, but reports have persistently reached the West that he survived in Soviet jails until at least 1975.
Informed sources said King Juan Carlos of Spain and Pope John Paul II are also among this year's nominees.