Sakharov Prize

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Sakharov Prize for Freedom o Thocht
Remise du Prix Sakharov à Aung San Suu Kyi Strasbourg 22 octobre 2013-21.jpg
The awairdin ceremony o the 1990 prize awairded tae Aung San Suu Kyi inside the Parliament's Strasbourg hemicycle, in 2013.
Presentit biEuropean Pairlament
Reward€50,000[1]
First awairdit1988
Currently held biNadia Murad Basee an Lamiya Aji Bashar
Offeecial wabsteidOffeecial wabsteid Sakharov Prize Network websteid

The Sakharov Prize, offeecially kent as the Sakharov Prize for Freedom o Thocht an named efter Roushie scientist an dissident Andrei Sakharov, wis established in December 1988 bi the European Pairlament as a means tae honour indiveeduals an groups o fowk wha hae dedicated thair lives tae the defense o human richts an freedom o thocht.[2] A shortleet o nominees is drawn up bi the Committee on Foreign Affairs an the Committee on Development, wi the winner annoonced in October.[1] The prize is accompanied bi a monetary awaird o €50,000.[1]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought". European Parliament. Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  2. "1986: Sakharov comes in from the cold". BBC News. 23 December 1986. Retrieved 21 October 2010.