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Sentsov awarded 2018 Sakharov Prize


Illegally convicted Ukrainian film director Oleh Sentsov, who is imprisoned in Russia, was awarded the 2018 Sakharov Prize on Thursday, October 25.

The finalists for the 2018 Sakharov Prize were: Oleh Sentsov, 11 NGOs saving migrant lives across the Mediterranean Sea and Nasser Zefzafi.

This year’s finalists for Parliament’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought were chosen by the foreign affairs and development committees on October 9.

This year’s prize winner was selected on October 25 by Parliament President Antonio Tajani and the leaders of the political groups.

The prize, consisting of a certificate and EUR 50,000, will be awarded in a ceremony in Strasbourg on December 12.

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