The European Parliament on Wednesday awarded the 2021 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought to the Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who has been imprisoned since January for parole violations. The 45-year-old, who is serving a two-and-a-half-year sentence, survived a nerve agent poisoning last year that he blames on the Kremlin.
MEPs have awarded Russian opposition politician and anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny the European Parliament’s 2021 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.
Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been awarded the European Union’s top human rights prize in a clear rebuke of President Vladimir Putin.
What people are saying?
Mari Main oppositional leader in Russia, he’s poisoned obviously by special services. Not just Alexey blames them, it’s a proved fact. You can even watch his own investigation on youtube AND even his talk with one of killers on the phone!
David Sassoli 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.