Corruption in the European Parliament: EU’s Sakharov Prize in Question

ER Editor: We haven’t published much on Alexander Navalny, but he became a cause celebre for anti-Russianism a while back. Little known in Russia apparently, he was allegedly poisoned and brought to the ‘west’ for treatment. It seemed to be another Skripal-like case with alleged Russian perpetrators and little actual proof of anything. See this from February 2021:

Revealed: Alexei Navalny’s Associate Collaborating With British MI6 Agent To Topple Putin

This was our introduction to that piece:

ER Editor: It’s been rather clear since the beginning of Alexey Navalny grabbing headlines for this and that, plus public protests in support of him, that it’s been yet another slow-drip propaganda stunt against Putin.
Navalny, a smalltime Russian criminal who apparently isn’t particularly well known to average Russians, has just received a prison sentence for an old case dating from 2014. See Alexey Navalny jailed for over 2.5 years as Moscow Court says he violated terms of suspended sentence in ‘Yves Rocher’ fraud case. This report mentions criticism of the original verdict against Navalny by the European Court of Human Rights, but as we have published here on more than a couple of occasions, the ECHR is up to its neck in Soros influence (see here and here).
Now an old video from 2012 has been issued, allegedly showing MI6 involvement in covert support for Navalny. We remind readers of MI6 involvement in all things to do with sinking Trump through the fake Russiagate dossier, etc. We also remind readers that MI6 is under the purview of the Queen and is paid directly by her.
The recipient of the 2022 Sakharov Prize, the EU equivalent of the Nobel Peace Prize, was … the Ukrainian people. Eh? See this EU Parliament link. Clearly this tells us how this prize is orientated geopolitically, especially as the 2nd candidate was Julian Assange!

This all links to the EU Parliament corruption scandal known as Qatargate. Check out the stories there.


Corruption in the European Parliament: the Sakharov Prize in question

According to Le Soir de Bruxelles, Belgian investigators have just opened up a new lead in the case of corruption in the European Parliament: the Sakharov Prize for freedom of thought. (ER: We believe this is the link but it’s mostly behind a paywall. Browsers will translate. This link gives us the full version.)

Established in 1988 on the proposal of the Frenchman Jean-François Deniau, the Sakharov Prize, named after a famous Soviet dissident, was radically reformed in 2003. Today it is only awarded to personalities supported by the United States.

It now honors “a particular achievement in one of the following areas:
defense of human rights and fundamental freedoms, in particular the right to freedom of opinion,
protection of minority rights, respect for public international law, development of democracy and establishment of the rule of law.”

Candidates are presented by MEPs, then selected by members of the Foreign Affairs Committee and, finally, chosen by the Conference of Presidents of the European Parliament.

The winner receives 50,000 euros.

It appears that in 2021, the candidacies of the Saharawi Sultana Khaya and the Bolivian Jeanine Áñez were rejected in favor of that of the Russian Alexeï Navalny following secret payments to deputies of the Foreign Affairs Committee. If it is clear that Morocco made Sultana Khaya fail, it is not known who caused Jeanine Áñez to be rejected.

It will be observed that if Alexeï Navalny was presented in the West as “the main opponent of dictator Putin”, he did no harm to anyone, except those he defrauded. It could have been worse because the second-placed candidate, President Jeanine Áñez, had just carried out a coup d’etat relying on Croatian Ustashi emigrants  [ 1 ] .




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