The European Parliament announced Thursday the list of people nominated for the Award "for freedom of thought" Andrei Sakharov 2015, Among which the Russian politician and public figure Boris Nemtsov, a Former U.S. intelligence officer Edward Snowden and Ukrainian pilots Hope Savchenko.
The official list will be displayed for consideration by the deputies of the European Parliament on 28 September. The prize winner will be named in October, betrays news Agency.
Among the eight possible winners of the award – Russian politician and public figure Boris Nemtsov, as well as the American electronics specialist Edward Snowden divulged the secret data of the American special services, concerning a total of spying for information communications between the citizens of many countries around the world. In the list of Nominees this year also included the Hope Savchenko, accused in Russia of complicity in violent deprivation of life 2 Russian correspondents near the city of Lugansk. In 2014 Sakharov prize has been a gynecologist from the Democratic Republic of the Congo Denis Mukwege. The laureate of the Sakharov prize "for freedom of thought" in 2013 was 16-year-old Pakistani activist Malala yousafzai, shot in the head by militants from the Taliban in October 2012. the Former NSA contractor and CIA Edward Snowden who disclosed details about surveillance of American special services for network users and politicians, and later granted temporary asylum in Russia, has become one of the contenders for the prize of the European Parliament (EP) Sakharov prize in 2013. Edward Snowden, who received temporary asylum in Russia, orchestrated leaks to the media information of the state security Agency (NSA), USA. He said about top-secret NSA program to monitor negotiations over the phone and Internet activity, as well as spying on the American special services for diplomatic missions of other States. Co-Chairman of the party " RPR-Parnas ", people's Deputy of the Yaroslavl regional Duma Boris Nemtsov was forcibly deprived of life 27 February in the capital of Russia four shots in the back. On March 3 He was buried at Troekurov cemetery in the capital of Russia. Ukrainian pilots Hope Savchenko was arrested on Russian territory in early July of last year. According to the Russian investigators, Savchenko was a spotter fire under fire in Ukraine correspondents VGTRK Anton Voloshin and Igor Kornelyuk, who then died. She faces up to 25 years of imprisonment. Prize "for freedom of thought" Sakharov prize was established by Evroparlamenta in 1988. It gives person the head of the Parliament. The cash prize of 50 thousand Euros. The Sakharov prize is awarded to individuals and organizations that have made a special contribution to the protection of human rights. Nominees for the award are nominated Deputy factions of the EP or group of people's deputies, who are required to gather in support of their candidate More than 40 signatures. The first laureates of the European Parliament Sakharov in 1988 became Nelson Mandela and dissident of the USSR Anatoly Marchenko, who died in the early winter of 1986 in a Soviet prison. The cash prize of 50 thousand Euros.