The leader of a Tunisian human rights group that was among the winners of the Nobel Peace Prize says the honor has meaning not just for his country, but for all those mired in war.

It's also a ray of good news for a North African nation that has suffered two major terror attacks this year.

Abdessatar Ben Moussa, president of the Tunisian League of Human Rights, told The Associated Press on Saturday he saw a message in giving the prize to the Tunisian coalition that laid the groundwork for the only democracy springing from the 2011 Arab Spring demonstrations.

He says "it's a message for neighboring countries where the civil is now permanent, in Libya for example where arms are used for years, and that doesn't resolve problems."