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Sakharov Prize for Freedom and Thought

The Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought is awarded each year by the European Parliament to individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to the fight for human rights across the globe, drawing attention to human rights violations as well as supporting the laureates and their cause.

The Democratic Opposition of Venezuela are the laureates of the 2017 European Parliament Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.   The decision was announced on 26 October.  The award ceremony will take place in Strasbourg on 13 December.

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