June 18, 2018
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I already possess the prize for being alive, Ledezma says

To former Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma, one of the eight winners of the 2017 Sakharov Prize, the biggest prize is "being alive". He dedicated the EP award...

I’m fighting politically for what I believe in: Goicoechea

Yon Goicoechea, one of eight Venezuelan opposition leaders awarded the 2017 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, faced the choice of either going into...

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A prize forever?

Three decades after the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought was established, the conduct of Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi has prompted the European...

Venezuelan opposition gains Sakharov Prize for freedom of thought

The European Parliament decided to award the Sakharov Prize for freedom of thought and human rights to the Venezuelan opposition, represented by the...

Dawit Isaak's daughter holds out hope

Family members of imprisoned Eritrean-born journalist Dawit Isaak have not lost hope of winning his freedom, but after 16 years they are relying more on...

No word from Dawit Isaak

Dawit Isaak marks his 53rd anniversary this week, behind bars in an Eritrean prison. One of the candidates to the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought,...

Lolita Chavez: Defender of the ‘Many Trees’ people

As both a woman and a member of an indigenous community, Aura Lolita Chavez Ixcaquic has experienced double discrimination first-hand and is determined to...

Venezuelan opposition leader: ‘It is the freedom-fight of the 21st century’

Julio Borges, president of the Venezuelan parliament, is the only opposition leader who is not imprisoned among those shortlisted for this year’s edition of...

Looking back on 30 years of the Sakharov Prize

Political dissidents, journalists, writers, peace and human rights activists, citizen movements and NGOs have won the European prize that bears the name of...

From Mandela to Malala: Sakharov winners that won the Nobel Peace prize

Four laureates of the European Parliament’s Sakharov prize for freedom of thought, an award established in 1988 and named after the Soviet physicist and...

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