This year, the European Parliament awarded the Sakharov Prize to Alexei Navalny. Maximilian Krah, the official representative of the Alternative for Germany party delegation to the EP Committee on Foreign Affairs, reacted to the decision:
"When it comes to Russia, the European Parliament is ready to use any means in its Russophobia, including misuse of the Sakharov name. There is no other explanation for the decision to give the prize named after him to Russian oppositionist Alexei Navalny. To provoke Moscow, the award is given to a white-collar criminal who has in the past attracted attention with racist remarks. It is hard to imagine a more blatant abuse of human rights for geopolitical purposes. Fortunately, President Putin will only laugh at this political kindergarten.
This award is all the more absurd considering that Ukraine, fully dependent on Western money, is keeping elected opposition leader Viktor Medvedchuk under house arrest for official political reasons. Brussels has not moved a millimeter in this case over the years, on the contrary: while the regime in Kyiv is receiving billions, Moscow is being slammed with sanctions. While Navalny had been arrested for a crime, Medvedchuk is actually a political prisoner. It is obvious that the European Parliament interprets human rights, the universality of which it constantly stresses, very selectively and depending on the political line. It is hard to imagine a greater flam."
Der @Europarl_DE wird den Sacharow-Preis an einen Wirtschaftsstraftäter und Rassisten verleihen: Alexej #Nawalny. Besser kann man den Missbrauch der Menschenrechte für Geopolitik gar nicht offenbaren. Sacharows Name wird für Russophobie missbraucht! (1/2) https://t.co/Ep7lfnJZOO— Dr. Maximilian Krah MdEP (@KrahMax) October 20, 2021
(2/2) Die Verleihung ist umso absurder, weil die komplett von westlichem Geld abhängige #Ukraine den gewählten Oppositionsführer Medveckuk aus offiziell politischen Gründen in Hausarrest hält. Menschenrechte gelten für das @Europarl_DE nicht universell, sondern sind politisch!— Dr. Maximilian Krah MdEP (@KrahMax) October 20, 2021
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