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The European Parliament awarded the Sakharov Prize to the Venezuelan opposition

Ⓒ AFP/Archivos – Emmanuel Dunand – | President of the Venezuelan Parliament and opposition politician Julio Borges (left) shakes hands with European Parliament President Antonio Tajani during a visit to Brussels on May 31

The European Parliament awarded the Venezuelan opposition with the Sakharov Prize for freedom of conscience, a recognition that crowns its support for the Venezuelan National Assembly and the “political prisoners”, several parliamentary sources told AFP before the official announcement.

On the proposal of the main group, the European People’s Party (PPE, right), and its ALDE liberal partners, the “democratic opposition of Venezuela” was elevated with this recognition to the defense of human rights and freedoms, in a moment of division within it.

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