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Saudi blogger Raïf Badawi receives Sakharov Price (in abstentia) from the Strasbourg European Parliament

English

The Sakharov price was created in 1988 by the European parliament, seating in Strasbourg (France) to award eminent defenders of Human rights and the freedom of thought. Its entitlement belongs to the Soviet physicist and dissident, Andrei Dmitrievich Sakharov (1921-1989), whose admirable fight for the respect of human rights inspired the European deputies.

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