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Ilham Tohti awarded the 2019 Sakharov Prize

Uyghur economist and human rights activist Ilham Tohti has been awarded this year’s European Parliament Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. European Parliament President David...

NGOs saving lives in the Mediterranean: MEPs take stock of the situation

2018 Sakharov Prize finalist NGOs, which carried out rescue operations in the Mediterranean and are now prevented from operating, discussed their work with MEPs...

Iran to stop criminalising the work of women’s rights defenders

MEPs deplore human rights violations and all forms of political repression in Iran. On Thursday, the European Parliament adopted a resolution taking stock of...

Chechnya must immediately release human rights defender Oyub Titiev

Chechnya has experienced a dramatic deterioration in the human rights situation over the last few years. MEPs urge its authorities and Russia to stop...

S&Ds: NGOs saving lives of migrants among the finalists for the Sakharov Prize

Under the leadership of the S&Ds, NGOs saving lives of migrants across the Mediterranean Sea were selected as one of three final nominees for...

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Another far-right MEP’s office in the European Parliament searched for suspected Russian links

Last month, Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo, in...

River Film Festival, from Cannes to Padova

The 18th edition of the RIFF River Film Festival...

Venezuela withdraws invitation for the EU Election Observation Mission to the presidential election

Venezuela has rescinded its invitation for the European Union...

EU and Norway sign new Security and Defence Partnership

On 28 May, the EU and Norway signed a...

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