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MEP's unveil right prize nominees

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The protesters behind an uprising that shook Europe over the past year.

The activists from Ukraine’s Euromaidan movement have been nominated for a top EU human rights award.

The Sakharov Prize is handed out by the European Parliament each year to those who MEP’s consider to be defenders of the freedom of thought.

Another nominee amongst the seven groups of possible winners put forward by MEPs: Denis Mukwege, a Congolese doctor who specialises in the treatment of rape victims.

Last year’s Sakharov Prize was won by Malala Yousafzai, an young education-for-all activist from Pakistan.