It has previously been given to humanitarians including Nelson Mandela, Bob Geldof and Andrei Sakharov
The Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought consists of a certificate and 50,000 euro (USD 59,000), and it was named in honor of the Soviet physicist and political dissident Andrei Sakharov
Like Andrei Sakharov
, Vaclav Havel, Aung San Suu Kyi and so many dissidents that came before them, the men were hit with a bogus charge ('unlawful assembly'), were found guilty and served out their punishments last year.
The Texas Republican has led a push to change the address of the Chinese Embassy to "1 Liu Xiaobo Plaza" in honor of Liu since 2014, citing as precedent Congress' 1984 decision to rename the road outside the Soviet Embassy after prominent Russian political dissident Andrei Sakharov
- another Nobel Peace Prize winner.
changed the address of the then-Soviet Embassy on 16th Street NW to 1 Andrei Sakharov
Plaza, in honor of the Russian dissident and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, who was being kept in internal exile in Gorky (the Soviet-era name for Nizhny Novgorod).
The Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, named after the late Russian dissident and scientist Andrei Sakharov
is awarded each year by the European Parliament.
Lech Walesa, Andrei Sakharov
, Aung San Suu Kyi and Liu Xiaobo won for demanding human rights and democracy from despotic regimes.
Thirty-one Nobel laureates in physics called for Kokabee's release in October 2014, the American Physical Society awarded its 2014 Andrei Sakharov
Prizeto Kokabee, and the Committee of Concerned Scientists published an open letter January 30 calling for Kckabee's unconditional release.
The freedom of thought award is named after the Soviet scientist and dissident Andrei Sakharov
Former British prime minister John Major was among the first to arrive at the Andrei Sakharov
rights center in central Moscow early on Tuesday, where Nemtsov's body lay in state.
He was also responsible for bravely ensuring that writers whose work could not be published in their own countries were published around the world: Andrei Sakharov
, Elena Bonner, Vaclav Havel, Jacobo Timerman, and Wei Jingsheng, among others, owe their English-language audiences to Random House.
The e1/450,000 award was established by European Parliament in 1988 in honour of the Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov