Following a vote by Foreign Affairs and Development Committees MEPs, the finalists for this year's Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought are:
· Aura Lolita Chavez Ixcaquic, a human rights defender from Guatemala. She is a member from the Council of Ki’che’ Peoples (CPK), an organisation that fights to protect natural resources and human rights from the expansion of mining, logging, hydroelectric and agro-industry sectors in the territory and has been subject to threats.
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