US News Sakharov Prize 2021 awarded to the opposing Russian Alexei Navalny by the European Parliament

17:10  20 october  2021
17:10  20 october  2021 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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MEPs awarded to Alexei Navalny the price for the "freedom of mind", rewarding his fight for freedom of expression, according to a tweet from the European People's Party on the occasion of the plenary session of European Parliament in Strasbourg Wednesday, October 20

2021. the winner of the Sakharov Prize was announced this Wednesday at 14: 30 pm on the social networks of the main European political group, the EPP. MEPs awarded this prize for Freedom of Thought to Alexei Navalny.

The Sakharov Prize will be officially presented at a ceremony held in the Chamber of Parliament in Strasbourg on 15 December.

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@Navalny is the laureate of the 2021 #SakharovPrize for Freedom of Thought.

Mr. Putin, Alexei free #Navalny . Europe calls for His - and all other political prisoners' - freedom. #freenavalny pic.twitter.com/txf46QNV4k

- EPP Group (@EPPGroup) October 20, 2021,

Alexei Navalny, whose name was proposed by the European People's Party (EPP, where LR elected sit) and Renew group Europe (RE, whose members elected Modem and LREM) for his courage in the fight for freedom, democracy and human rights, is a figure of the Russian opposition and anti-corruption activist. He became known internationally by organizing events in standing for election and calling for reforms against corruption in Russia, President Vladimir Putin and his government. He was poisoned in August 2020 during a trip to Siberia. He then spent the months recovering in Berlin, but returned to Moscow in January 2021 where he was again arrested. In February, he was sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison.

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now incarcerated in a penal colony of high security, he began a 23-day hunger strike in April to protest against the lack of medical care. In June 2021, a Russian court has banned the offices of Navalny regional network and its Foundation anti-corruption.

The Sakharov Prize, a prestigious award

The Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought is awarded each year by the European Parliament. The other two shortlisted finalists were the Afghan women and the former Acting President of Bolivia Jeanine Añez .

This award was created in 1988 to honor individuals and organizations defending human rights and fundamental freedoms. Valued at € 50,000, it was named in memory of the physicist and dissident Andrei Sakharov Soviet policy.

The previous award was granted in 2020 Belarusian opposition. MEPs rewarded and democratic expression in Belarus, represented by the Coordination Council, an initiative led by courageous women as well as political figures and civil society. In 2019, he was awarded Tohti, a Uighur economist defending the rights of the Uighur minority in China.

The Nobel Peace in 2018 rewarded two former winners of this award , the gynecologist Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad, a former slave Daech outcome of the minority Yazidi.

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