Sentsov was a finalist for the Sakharov prize

Сенцов стал финалистом премии Сахарова

Oleg Sentsov at the Sakharov prize was put forward by the European people’s party

Sakharov prize winner to be named October 25, President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani and the leaders of the political groups.

Finalists of the award of the Sakharov became a prisoner in Russia Ukrainian Director Oleg Sentsov, 11 non-governmental organizations, rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean sea and a public activist from Morocco Nasir Zesati.

This soobshaet on the Parliament’s website on Tuesday, October 9.

It is noted that the finalists of the award “For freedom of thought” Andrei Sakharov was chosen by the committees on foreign Affairs and development.

“This year’s prize winner will be selected October 25, President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani and the leaders of the political groups. The prize amounting to 50 thousand euros will be awarded at a ceremony in Parliament in Strasbourg on 12 December”, – stated in the message.

Earlier it was reported that Sentsov was nominated for the Sakharov prize. Ukrainian forward the largest faction in the European Parliament – the European people’s party.

We will remind, on September 18 the Verkhovna Rada adopted a resolution on the nomination of Oleg Sentsov for the Nobel peace prize. The document was signed by the speaker of Parliament Andriy Parubiy.

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