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25th Anniversary of Andrei Sakharov Human Rights Prize Anniversary

The memory of Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov was honored in Washington Tuesday on the 25th anniversary of the human rights prize awarded annually in his name.Members of Congress joined officials from the European Parliament, which sponsors the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.Nigerian human rights lawyer Hauwa Ibrahim, who won the prize in 2005, told VOA it changed her life. She said the prize gave her the chance to travel to 50 countries to talk about issues important to her,...

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