The 2021 Sakharov Prize is awarded to Alexeï Navalny for his "constant campaign against the corruption of the regime of Vladimir Putin"

“The European Parliament has chosen Alexey Navalny as the winner of the Sakharov Prize this year. He has campaigned consistently against the corruption of the Vladimir Putin regime. "

Alexeï Navalny is the winner of the Sakharov Prize 2021 for the freedom of the mind. The announcement was made on Wednesday afternoon in Strasbourg by the Vice-President of the European Parliament, Heidi Hautala.

David Sassoli, President of the European Parliament, recalled that Alexeï Navalny "has campaigned constantly against the corruption of the regime of Vladimir Poutine".

“The European Parliament has chosen Alexey Navalny as the winner of the Sakharov Prize this year. He has campaigned consistently against the corruption of the Vladimir Putin regime. Through his social media accounts and political campaigns, he has helped denounce the abuses and mobilize the support of millions of people in Russia. It was for these reasons that he was poisoned and put in prison. By awarding the Sakharov Prize to Alexei Navalny, we recognize his incredible courage and recall the European Parliament's unwavering support for his immediate release. "

On Twitter, David Sassoli reiterated the European Parliament's call for his “immediate release”.

"Alexeï @navalny is the winner of this year  #SakharovPrize. He has fought tirelessly against the corruption of the regime of Vladimir Putin. It cost him his freedom and almost his life. Today's award recognizes his immense bravery and we reiterate our call for his immediate release. "

Among the finalists of the Sakharov Prize Also included were Afghan women, represented by 11 human rights defenders, and a Bolivian politician who became interim president in November 2019, Jeanine Áñez.

The Sakharov Prize will be officially awarded to Alexeï Navalny on December 15, during a ceremony to be held in the Parliament's hemicycle in Strasbourg.

This Prize for Freedom of Thought was created in 1988 to honor individuals and organizations defending human rights and fundamental freedoms. It is awarded each year by the European Parliament.

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