Incarcerated Kremlin doubter Alexei Navalny has congratulated Dmitry Muratov on his Nobel Peace Prize win Monday, days after the Novaya Gazeta editor-in-chief’s win highlighted deep departments in Russia’s resistance.
Navalny’s supporters criticized the Norwegian Nobel Committee’s choice to award Muratov with the Nobel Tranquility Reward instead of Navalny, who was considered as a frontrunner for the prize. Navalny, President Vladimir Putin’s most vocal domestic movie critic, is serving a jail sentence he states is trumped up after surviving a near-fatal nerve agent poisoning last August..
” I sincerely congratulate Dmitry Muratov and Novaya Gazeta with the Nobel Tranquility Prize,” Navalny said in a tweet. “This is a just honor, and the symbolism of the date is telling.”.
Muratov got the Nobel Peace Reward a day after the 15th wedding anniversary of the murder of Novaya Gazeta reporter Anna Politkovskaya, a fierce critic of Putin as well as the Kremlin’s wars in the republic of Chechnya. Five other journalists from Novaya Gazeta, Russia’s leading investigative newspaper, have actually been murdered in the years given that its starting.
” This is a tip of the high cost that those that decline to serve the authorities have to pay,” Navalny tweeted.
He additionally tweeted congratulations to Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, who received the Nobel Tranquility Reward alongside Muratov.
” Russia as well as the Philippines are such various countries, yet their authorities are comparable– particularly in their unlimited lies as well as hatred of those who subject this lie,” Navalny claimed.
” The globe is altering, as well as none of us understands exactly just how the info round will advance and also exactly how the media will certainly change,” he proceeded. “I rejoice that by its decision (at the very least it seemed to be so) the Nobel Committee kept in mind that regardless of just how much that likes, formulas, material usage, personal and public cash and customers affect us, the main thing that we constantly need is journalism, which is not terrified to tell the truth.”.
Speaking at a news conference in Moscow on Friday afternoon, Muratov said he would have offered Navalny the honor and committed his award to the whole Novaya Gazeta group, including the six journalists who were killed..
Ruslan Shaveddinov, a close ally of Navalny’s, slammed the choice not to award the Nobel Tranquility Reward to Navalny or the Belarusian resistance, another frontrunner.
” Rather than pompous and also sanctimonious speeches about ‘liberty,’ they might have shielded an individual that made it through an assassination effort and is now hijacked by the murderers. Or support an individual that battles versus a mustachioed fascist,” Shaveddinov tweeted Friday.