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Daughter of Russian opponent Alexei Navalny receives 2021 Sakharov Prize for him


This Wednesday, December 15, at noon, the Sakharov Prize will be awarded to Daria Navalnaya at the European Parliament in Strasbourg (Bas-Rhin). The daughter of Russian political opponent Alexey Navalny will receive the title awarded to her father, currently imprisoned in the Pokrov penal colony.

A political figure committed against the political regime of Vladimir Putin and anti-corruption activist, Alexeï Navalny was awarded the Sakharov Prize for freedom of thought awarded by the European Parliament on October 20.

Through its President David Sassoli, the European Parliament announced the name of Alexeï Navalny on Wednesday, October 20.

The latter highlighted on Twitter the courage and determination of the 45-year-old lawyer, who fought at the risk of “his freedom and almost his life”.

His lawyer announces his price

The prisoner learned the happy news from his lawyer during an organized visit to the Pokrov detention center.

On the social network, he paid tribute to his illustrious compatriot, posting his favorite photo of Andrei Sakharov and having fun with the same hat worn by the two men.

He also dedicated this coronation on Twitter to “all anti-corruption fighters around the world”, wishing them “perseverance and courage even in the most frightening moments”.

A poisoning attempt in 2020

Known for his filmed investigations into the corruption of elites in Russia, the number one opponent of Vladimir Putin had his candidacy for the 2018 presidential election rejected.

Two years later, he had survived a poisoning attempt with the help of Germany, before being arrested at the start of the year, then sentenced to two and a half years in prison in the colony. Pokrov prison.

Alexeï Navalny's movement soon classified as extremist

Awarded since 1988, the Sakharov Prize, rewarding the defense of human rights and fundamental freedoms, is accompanied by a reward of 50,000 euros.