Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought nominees presented

2013 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought nominees presented

The 2013 Sakharov Prize nominees have been presented at a joint meeting of the Foreign Affairs and Development committees and the Human Rights Subcommittee of the European Parliament this Monday.

They are: Malala Yousafzai (Pakistan), Edward Snowden (USA), Reeyot Alemu and Eskinder Nega (Ethiopia), Ales Bialatski, Eduard Lobau and Mykola Statkevich (Belarus), Mikhail Khodorkovsky (Russia), the “Standing Man” protesters (Turkey), and the CNN Freedom Project: Ending Modern – Day Slavery (USA).

 

On 30 September the Foreign Affairs and Development Committees and Human Rights Subcommittee will vote on the short list of the three finalists.

The laureate will be chosen by the Parliament’s Conference of Presidents on 10 October in Strasbourg and invited to the award ceremony on 20 November, also in Strasbourg.

 

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