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On Monday, October 11, the Václav Havel Human Rights Prize was awarded to Russian dissident Vladimir Kara-Murza. The prize is an initiative by the Vaclav Havel Library, the Charta 77 Foundation and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, to reward outstanding civil society action in the defence of human rights in Europe and beyond. Kara-Murza, who is currently in prison awaiting trial for speaking out against Putin’s war in Ukraine, was praised for his courage and for his steadfastness in defending freedom and democracy in Russia, and also in protesting against Russian foreign policy and, in particular, Putin’s aggression against Ukraine. A protégé of Boris Nemtsov, Kara-Murza serves as vice-chairman of Open Russia, an NGO which promotes civil society and democracy in Russia.
In his absence, the prize was awarded to Evgenia Kara-Murza, wife of opposition activist, at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. Today (12/10), she will attend the 10th international conference in honour of the laureate of the 2022 Václav Havel Human Prize, at the Vaclav Havel Library in Prague.
Pictures: Radio Prague
Read more about the Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize and Vladimir Kara-Murza here: https://english.radio.cz/vaclav-havel-human-rights-prize…

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