- Title: Alexei Navalny: Putin's vocal opponent tipped for 2021 Nobel Peace Prize
- Date: 28th September 2021
- Summary: BERLIN, GERMANY (FILE - AUGUST 22, 2020) (REUTERS) AIRCRAFT CARRYING NAVALNY PARKED AT TEGEL AIRPORT, AMBULANCE WAITING NEXT TO IT Yulia Navalnaya was seen arriving at Berlin's Charite hospital on August 25 where her husband was being treated. Navalnaya's visit came one day after Charite hospital said in a written statement that a medical examination of the Russian opposition leader had found indications of poisoning. BERLIN, GERMANY (FILE - AUGUST 22, 2020) (REUTERS) JOURNALISTS WATCHING AMBULANCES AND POLICE CONVOY CARRYING NAVALNY ARRIVING AT HOSPITAL AMBULANCE PARKED AT HOSPITAL ENTRANCE BERLIN, GERMANY (FILE - AUGUST 25, 2020) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF YULIA NAVALNAYA (STARTS ON LEFT), WIFE OF RUSSIAN OPPOSITION LEADER ALEXEI NAVALNY, WALKING WITH TWO OTHER WOMEN ON THEIR WAY TO BERLIN'S CHARITE HOSPITAL WHERE HER HUSBAND IS BEING TREATED VARIOUS OF EXTERIOR OF HOSPITAL
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- Keywords: 2021 Nobel Prize Russia Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny Vladimir Putin coma jail term poisoned protests
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- Country: Russia
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Imprisoned Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny is among the nominees for this year's Nobel Peace Prize.
Navalny, 45, a strong and vocal opponent of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was nominated for his â€œefforts for a peaceful democratisation of Russiaâ€ by Norwegian former minister Ola Elvestuen.
He was poisoned in August 2020 by what Western nations said was a nerve agent and is serving a two-and-a-half-year sentence for parole violations he calls trumped up.
The EU has imposed sanctions on Russian officials over Navalny's poisoning and imprisonment.
Moscow denies any wrongdoing and accuses the EU of meddling in its domestic affairs.
Navalny is also nominated for the 2021 European Parliament's annual human rights prize.
This year's Nobel Prizes, awarded for achievements in medicine, physics, chemistry, literature, peace and economics, will be announced from October 4 to 11.
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