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
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]

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  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.