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Democratic Opposition in Belarus, Sakharov Prize 2020

07-01-2021 - 17:34
© Nadia Buzhan/Nasha Niva

On 14 December, a joint AFET/DEVE/DROI meeting saw the participation of the 2020 Sakharov Prize laureate: the democratic opposition in Belarus, represented by the Coordination Council, an initiative uniting prominent Belarusian political and civil society figures.

MEPs from the three committees had the opportunity to exchange views with, in particular, Ms Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, Ms Veranika Tsapkala, Ms Volha Kavalkova, Mr Ales Bialiatski and Ms Tatiana Khomich, sister of Maryia Kalesnikava.
This session launched a series of meetings and interviews with the laureates, which culminated on Wednesday 16 December with an award ceremony during the European Parliament plenary session with President David Sassoli.