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“I go and perform, but he remains behind bars”

Russian politician Alexei Navalny was awarded the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. The ceremony was broadcast on the website of the European Parliament. For Navalny, who is now imprisoned in correctional colony No. 2 in the Vladimir region, his daughter Daria Navalnaya received the prize. The closest associate of the politician Leonid Volkov was also present at the ceremony.

Screen: website of the European Parliament

Daria Navalnaya in her speech thanked the MEPs for the opportunity to receive an award for her father in the European Parliament and admitted that she was “scared”. “When I first heard that my father, Alexei Navalny, would receive the Sakharov Prize, I was very happy for two reasons. The first one is a great honor for me. It is a recognition of his achievements and his work. It is also a signal to tens of millions of citizens of my country who continue to fight for a better life in Russia, “said Daria.

She noted that Navalny receives the Sakharov Prize while in prison. “When he is awarded some prizes, I always speak on his behalf, sometimes I joke in my speeches, but he remains in prison. I will continue to travel to different countries, read speeches.

What is left for me to do? I go and perform, but he remains behind bars, “- said Daria.

Today, on this stage, receiving this high honor for my father, I thank you, she continued. “I am happy to receive this award, named after my compatriot. & lt; … & gt; I call for freedom for Alexei Navalny, ”concluded Daria. After her speech, applause sounded in the hall of the European Parliament.


Novaya congratulates Alexei Navalny on the award and insists that he should be released immediately, and his poisoning should be duly investigated image and formally.

The European Parliament awarded Navalny the Sakharov Prize – the main award of the European Union in the field of human rights – on October 20. “Alexei Navalny is a Russian opposition politician, lawyer and fighter against corruption. He has been recognized as a political prisoner and is currently in a correctional colony, “the statement said.

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