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The finalists for this year’s Sakharov Prize are: Marielle Franco, Chief Raoni and Claudelice Silva dos Santos; The Restorers; Ilham Tohti. (© AP Images / Ellis RUA; © Jeff Pachoud / AFP;  © Senado Federal do Brasil; © Restorers;© AP Images / Andy WONG)        

Brazilian human rights defenders, Kenyan students and an Uyghur economist are the finalists for this year's Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.