Venezuela’s democratic opposition is awarded Sakharov Prize 2017

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The 2017 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of thought has been awarded to all political prisoners in Venezuela and the democratic opposition, represented by the president of its National Assembly Julio Borges. “This award is a recognition for every Venezuelan”, said Julio Borges while receiving the Prize in Strasbourg. The Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, named in honour of the Soviet physicist and political dissident Andrei Sakharov, is awarded each year by the European Parliament.