Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny wins EU’s Sakharov Prize

//Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny wins EU’s Sakharov Prize

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny wins EU’s Sakharov Prize

Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was awarded the European Parliament’s annual human rights prize on Wednesday for his efforts to challenge Russian President Vladimir Putin’s grip on power.Navalny, 45, who was poisoned in August 2020 by what Western nations said was a nerve agent, is serving a two-and-a-half year sentence for parole violations he calls trumped up.The EU has imposed sanctions on Russian officials over Navalny’s poisoning and imprisonment.Moscow denies any wrongdoing and…

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