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Kremlin critic and anti-corruption campaigner Aleksei Navalny, Brazilian defenders of the environment and the rights of indigenous peoples, including the murdered Marielle Franco, and Uyghur human rights defender Ilham Tohti have been nominated for the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought 2019.

Nominated candidates for the Sakharov Prize, which is awarded every year by the European Parliament, were announced on Thursday