Sakharov Prize

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Sakharov Prize

"Since 1988, in the spirit of Andrei Sakharov, the European Parliament has awarded the annual Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in order to honour individuals or organisations for their efforts on behalf of human rights and fundamental freedoms and against oppression and injustice reflects the spirit in which the European Parliament created the Sakharov Prize...

"The European Parliament awards the human rights prize, endowed with EUR 50 000, at a formal sitting in Strasbourg which falls on or around 10 December, the day on which the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights was signed in 1948." [1]

Previous Winners [2] [3]

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References

  1. The Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, European Parliament, accessed August 24, 2007.
  2. Prize Winners, European Parliament, accessed August 24, 2007.
  3. Xanana Gusmão, Sakharov Prize, accessed August 24, 2007.