Russian activist Ildar Dadin will receive the Boris Nemtsov Prize 2017. In a DW exclusive, MEP Alexander Graf Lambsdorff says the fate of Dadin, who was detained for a series of peaceful protests, is a sign of hope for people across Russia.
The Russian activist Ildar Dadin has been awarded the Boris Nemtsov Prize, established to honor those fighting for democratic values in Russia. Dadin was sentenced to a prison term for staging anti-government protests.
The Constitutional Court ordered that Ildar Dadin be immediately released from detention. He was the first to be convicted under the Kremlin's tightened regulations against anti-government protesters.
The Russian activist and Kremlin critic Ildar Dadin was released from prison in February. He drew attention to himself with individual protests. He recounts in a DW interview his ordeal in prison.
Russia has released an opposition activist after a court quashed his sentence. Ildar Dadin had been declared a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International and complained of torture and other abuse behind bars.
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