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Memorial and Svetlana Gannushkina Receive Sjur Lindebrækkes Prize for Democracy and Human Rights

posted 11 May 2012, 01:10 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 11 May 2012, 01:17 ]
10 May 2012

On May 6, 2012 in Oslo (Norway) the Sjur Lindebrækkes Prize presentation ceremony took place. This year Memorial and Svetlana Gannushkina received the Prize instituted by the Conservative party of Norway. The official note about the awarding reads that although in the last 12 years the development of Russia has unfortunately been going in the direction of restriction of liberties - under the guise of restoring the Russian authorities has totally overriden courts, mass media, civil society and electoral processes - there is still someone who takes care of the legacy of Sakharov - Svetlana Alekseevna Gannushkina and the Memorial movement. [Read more]