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Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala has sympathy for Mexican who disrupted Nobel awards ceremony

  • Norwegian Prime Minister, Erna Solberg, front left, and Foreign Minister, Borge Brende, front right, meet with Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Kailash Satyarthi, right, and Malala Yousafzai, centre, in the Prime Minister's office in Oslo, Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. At left is Malala's father, Zai Uddin. (AP Photo/NTB Scanpix, Hakon Mosvold Larsen)  NORWAY OUT

    Norwegian Prime Minister, Erna Solberg, front left, and Foreign Minister, Borge Brende, front right, meet with Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Kailash Satyarthi, right, and Malala Yousafzai, centre, in the Prime Minister's office in Oslo, Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. At left is Malala's father, Zai Uddin. (AP Photo/NTB Scanpix, Hakon Mosvold Larsen) NORWAY OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • A man holding the Mexican flag is led away by security after attempting to get on stage with Nobel Peace Prize winners Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India during the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony in Oslo, Norway, Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014.  The Nobel Peace Prize is being shared between Malala Yousafzai, the 17-year-old Taliban attack survivor, and the youngest Nobel Prize winner ever, and Indian children's rights activist Kailash Satyarthi in a ceremony in Oslo on Wednesday.  (AP Photo/Cornelius Poppe, Scanpix)

    A man holding the Mexican flag is led away by security after attempting to get on stage with Nobel Peace Prize winners Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India during the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony in Oslo, Norway, Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014. The Nobel Peace Prize is being shared between Malala Yousafzai, the 17-year-old Taliban attack survivor, and the youngest Nobel Prize winner ever, and Indian children's rights activist Kailash Satyarthi in a ceremony in Oslo on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Cornelius Poppe, Scanpix)  (The Associated Press)

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has expressed sympathy for a Mexican asylum seeker who briefly disturbed the awards ceremony by jumping onto the stage and waving his county's flag.

The Pakistani laureate said Thursday that his actions indicate "there are problems in Mexico."

Oslo police said the 21-year-old, who has applied for political asylum in Norway, was fined 15,000 kroner ($2,100) for disturbing the peace and sent back to an asylum center. He was quickly whisked away by a security guard but police were unable to explain how he had managed to enter Oslo City Hall without an invitation amid tight security.

Malala, the survivor of a Taliban shooting attack, shared the Peace Prize with Kailash Satyarthi of India on Wednesday for risking their lives to protect children's rights.