Yazidi Women Survivors of ‘Islamic State’ Win EU’s Sakharov Human Rights Prize

October 31, 2016

(Deutsche Welle) – Iraqis Nadia Murad(pictured above, left) and Lamiya Aji Bashar (pictured above, right), who hail from a Yazidi village in Iraq that was overrun by the self-styled “Islamic State” (IS) in 2014, were named Thursday as recipients of the Sakharov Prize. They were nominated by European parliamentary deputies from multiple parties. The laureates’ names were announced at about midday by European Parliament President Martin Schulz, and an award ceremony is slated for December 14.

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