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Yazidi Woman Profiled by VOA Wins Sakharov Prize

A Yazidi woman, disfigured by a mine blast while escaping enslavement by Islamic State, received the European Parliament’s Sakharov Prize for freedom of thought and expression on Thursday. After a VOA article in May detailed her plight and a lack of medical help, an aid group stepped in and resettled her in Germany where she has since received several surgical procedures to repair her face. This is an edited version of two stories that first appeared in May. When Lamiya Hachi Bashar...

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