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Friday, December 16, 2016

The European Parliament awards the 2016 Sakharov Prize to Nadia Mourad Bassi Taha and Lamiya Aji Bachar

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News The Sakharov prize for Freedom of Thought is awarded every year by the European Parliament to exceptional individuals or organisations fighting against oppression, intolerance and injustice.

Nadia Mourad Bassi Taha and Lamiya Aji Bashar survived the sexual slavery to which they had been subjected by the Islamic State and became the symbol of women victims of sexual violence on the part of that organization. They are also spokespersons for the Yezidi community in Iraq, a religious minority that has been the target of a genocide perpetrated by the Daesh fighters. "By awarding the Sakharov Prize to Nadia Mourad Bassi Taha and Lamiya Aji Bashar, we prove that their struggle has not been in vain [...]" said the President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz.

Source :  Press release of the European Parliament




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