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Nadia Murad & Lamiya Aji Bashar receive 2016 Sakharov Prize

Lamiya Aji Bashar Lamiya Aji Bashar
Lamiya Aji Bashar

Islamic State survivors and Iraqi Yazidi activists Nadia Murad and Lamiya Aji Bashar received today Parliament’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.

The two women were honoured by Parliament for standing up for the persecuted Yazidi minority and the victims of sexual violence by Islamic State. “More than 3,500 children and women are still held hostage as slaves under Daesh. Every day they die a thousand times,” Aji Bashar said in her acceptance speech.

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