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sudan flag Anonymous — Sudan

A leading advocate for human rights in Sudan, where human rights work is so dangerous that revealing one's name would jeopardize one's life.

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tibet flag His Holiness the Dalai Lama — Tibet

Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for his advocacy, in exile, on behalf of the people of Tibet.

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cambodia flag Kek Galabru — Cambodia

One of the foremost human rights defenders in Cambodia. She works on due process, democratization and children's rights.

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jordan flag Rana Husseini — Jordan

A muckraking journalist in Jordan, she was the firsat reporter to bring the secretive practice of honor killings to the front pages of the daily newspapers.

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united states flag Van Jones — United States

Started Police Watch in San Francisco and New york to give citizens a voice in stopping police brutality.

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togo flag Fauziya Kassindja — Togo

The first person to gain political asylum based on the fear of female genital mutilation. Her nightmare experience in the U.S. immigration system is a condemnation of cruelty and injustice.

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romania flag Elie Wiesel — Romania/United States

One of the most eloquent writers on the Holocaust, he is reknowed for his searing accounts of Nazi death camps. his advocacy of tolerance, and his unfailing humanism.

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peru flag Francisco Soberón — Peru

The leading human rights defender in Peru

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