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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Increasing pressure on the Brazilian government, one of the largest blocs of deputies in the European Parliament has submitted the names of three Brazilians to collect the Sakharov Prize, the EU's leading human rights tribute. The election is held by the European legislature in October.

The distinction had already been bestowed on prominent figures such as Nelson Mandela, Aung San Suu Kyi, the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo, and Malala, as well as the Venezuelan opposition and anti-Castro Cuban dissidents.

The Brazilians are the candidates for the Socialist and Democrat Alliance in the European . . .

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