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Yazidi IS Victim Stunned by Award, Hopes Survival Story Inspires Others

Lamiya Hachi Bashar, whose face was severely disfigured in a land mine explosion while fleeing Islamic State enslavement, never dreamed her story of survival would inspire others. The Yazidi woman said she was stunned after she was named Thursday as one of the recipients of the European Parliament's Sakharov Prize for freedom of thought and expression. "I am very excited that I was awarded this prize," Bashar told VOA from Germany, where she lives as a refugee. "I...

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