Norway’s Sakharov Freedom Award


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    • Recently, Truth Hounds, which documents war crimes in the Ukraine conflict was awarded Norway’s Sakharov Freedom Award.


    • Sakharov Freedom Award is named after Soviet scientist and dissident Andrei Sakharov.
    • It  was established in 1980 by the Norwegian Helsinki Committee with the support and consent of Andrei Sakharov  to help people who, because of their opinions, beliefs, and conscience are persecuted or imprisoned
    • Truth Hounds is a Ukrainian rights group founded during the Maidan Revolution which led to the fall of pro-Russian former Ukranian president Viktor Yanukovych