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EU Parliament Awards Sakharov Prize to Yazidi Women

Two Yazidi women from Iraq who were abducted by Islamic State militants in 2014 have been awarded the European Parliament’s Sakharov Prize for freedom of thought and expression. Nadia Murad and Lamis Haji Bashar are two out of thousands of Yazidi women who have been kidnapped and used as sexual slaves by the radical Islamist group.  They were taken from their village near Sinjar in northwest Iraq during the summer of 2014.  The two women are now considered leaders in...

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