The winner of this year’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, a European Parliament human rights award, will be announced this Wednesday. There are three finalists. The French press freedom organisation Reporters Sans Frontières was nominated by the liberals and centrists. The lawyer Hauwa Ibrahim was nominated by the socialist group. In Nigeria she defends women who are accused of adultery under Islamic Sharia law. It is a charge which can get them stoned to death.