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Russian Activist Alexei Navalny won European Union’s Sakharov Prize

Russian Activist Alexei Navalny won European Union’s Sakharov Prize

Russian Opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been honored with the European Union’s top human rights prize, Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought for 2021. he was nominated for the award along with Afghan women and Bolivian political leader Jeanine Áñez.

  • He is awarded for his immense personal bravery to fight tirelessly against the corruption of Vladimir Putin’s regime.
  • The Sakharov Prize is to be presented during a European Parliament session in Strasbourg which will be held on December 15th, 2021.

European Parliament President David Sassoli Tweet

  • “Alexei @navalny is the winner of this year’s #SakharovPrize. He has fought tirelessly against the corruption of Vladimir Putin’s regime. This cost him his liberty and nearly his life. Today’s prize recognises his immense bravery and we reiterate our call for his immediate release”

Who is Alexei Navalny

  • Alexei Anatolievich Navalny is a Russian opposition leader, he is also a lawyer and anti-corruption activist. Navalny conducted various anti-government demonstrations and ran for office to make reforms against corruption in Russia, and against President Vladimir Putin and his government.

Biography

Full NameAnatolievich Navalny
( Алексей Анатольевич Навальный)
Born4 June 1976
NationalityRussian
WifeYulia Abrosimova
ParentsLyudmila Navalnaya, Anatoly Navalny
ChildrenDaria Navalnaya, Zahar Navalny

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