Thursday, December 14, 2017

Grand Duke Henri Receives Sakharov Prize Winners

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On the 14th, Grand Duke Henri received in audience the two winners of the 2017 Sakharov Prize, Antonio Ledezma and Patricia Gutiérrez, who are being recognized for their fight against political repression and human rights violations in Venezuela. The latter is the wife of jailed opposition leader Daniel Ceballos and received the prize, in part, on his behalf, as well as for her own efforts to bring awareness to the situation in Venezuela. The former is a lawyer and politician who fled Venezuela in early November to avoid imprisonment and continue supporting the opposition party from abroad.

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