Poland's Walesa nominates Navalny for Nobel

Poland's Walesa nominates Navalny for Nobel
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  • calendar-gray 05 February 2021

Polish former President Lech Walesa on Thursday nominated Alexei Navalny for a Nobel Peace Prize, lauding the jailed Russian opposition figure for his courage in working against corruption, APA reports citing France 24.

Walesa himself won the award in 1983 for his leadership of the Solidarity labour movement that brought a peaceful end to communism in Poland, where he later became the first post-war democratically elected president.

Walesa said Navalny was fighting against totalitarianism on behalf of democratic ideals, basic human rights and freedom and the rule of law.

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