Add to favorite
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

Pussy Riot Shrotlisted for Sakharov Prize
10.10.2012 09:22
Pussy Riot Shrotlisted for Sakharov Prize

Three jailed members of the punk group Pussy Riot were included to the shortlist of the prestigious prize named for Soviet human rights activist Andrei Sakharov.

      Besides Pussy Riot, there are other finalists - two Iranian opposition figures - Nasrin Sotoudeh, a lawyer, and movie director Jafar Panahi, as well as the imprisoned Belarusian human rights defender, Ales Belyatsky.

      The EU's main human rights prize's winner will be announced on October 26, within the European Parliament's group conference. The official awards ceremony will take place on December 12 at the plenary meeting in Strasbourg. The European Parliament nominated Pussy Riot on September 14. Russia's Department of Foreign Affairs considered that initiative as a contempt of court, expressing the opinion that Pussy Riot's activity has nothing to do with freedom of thought.

      The Sakharov Prize, which comes with a 50,000 euro award, is given to individuals and organizations who have made a special contribution to the protection of human rights. It was first presented to Nelson Mandela and Soviet dissident Anatoly Marchenko in 1988.

Author: Julia Alieva

Tags: Pussy Riot Pussy Riot case Andrei Sakharov human rights  

Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

Non-working Days throughout Russia will Last at Least until May 11
Summer Verandas in Moscow will be Controlled with the Help of Quadrocopters
Yandex Company has Launched its Own Collection of Children's Clothes
Russians will be Able to Go Abroad to Work and Study
The Number of Personal Bankruptcies of Russians Increased by 68%

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

search on the map
Exhibitions in Moscow  Mascots  Torbeyevo  Bastille Day  book hotels in Russia  Barnaul  Russian Film Directors  Russian regions  economic crisis  Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko  Saint Petersburg  gas pipeline  Russian Science Fiction  travel to Russia  Private Museum Of Russian Icon  poll  Kuznetsk  Russian army  Kemerovo Region  Moscow  Lipetsk Region  Sochi Olympic Games 2014  Alexei Kudrin  Russian religion  Festivals in Moscow  Russian circus  Ryazan Region  Burial Grounds  Pobeda  MAKS-2015  Charity  Monuments  Russian business  Murom  Russian Cinema  pharmaceuticals in Russia  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  World Combat Games   University Games  St. Petersburg  Boris Nemtsov  Aleksandr Zbruyev  Russian tourism  tobacco market  Viktor An  Russian Handicrafts  Microsoft  Vladimir Yakovlev  Exhibition Fairs  Music Festivals 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites