European Parliament to announce Sakharov Prize winner

The Sakharov prize for freedom of thought is the highest tribute paid by the European Union to human rights work. This prize aims at assisting laureates in the defense of their cause. 2020’s laureate was the Democratic Opposition in Belarus. The European Parliament’s Conference of Presidents (President and political groups’ leaders) will select the final laureate on Wednesday 20 October. The prize itself will be awarded at a ceremony in the European Parliament’s hemicycle in Strasbourg on 15 December. Nominees including: Alexei Navalny, Collective of women’s rights activists from Afghanistan & Jeanine Áñez.