Members of the European Parliament have shortlisted the Ukrainian people represented by their president, elected leaders, and civil society for the 2022 Sakharov Prize. The Ukrainian people and President Volodymyr Zelenskiy have been nominated by four European Parliament political groups at once.
The WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange and the Colombian Truth Commission are also among the nominees.
The annual Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought has been awarded to individuals and organisations defending human rights and fundamental freedoms since 1988. It is named in honour of Soviet physicist and political dissident Andrei Sakharov. The prize money is €50,000.
On 19 October, European Parliament President Roberta Metsola and the leaders of the political groups will decide on the winner. On 14 December, the Sakharov Prize award ceremony will take place in Strasbourg.
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