Escaped sex slaves win Sakharov Prize

Escaped sex slaves win Sakharov Prize

World October 27, 2016 11:54

strasbourg - Nadia Murad Basee and Lamiya Aji Bashar, two advocates of the Iraqi-Kurdish jezidivrouwen who were abducted by IS terrorist organization, won the Sakharov Human Rights Prize in 2016.

That the liberal group in the European Parliament, which had helped them gekandideerd, announced Thursday in Strasbourg. The prize for Freedom of Thought, which is awarded on December 14, is 50. 000 connected.

The two women were themselves abducted in 2014 when their village Kocho IS captured near the northern Iraqi city of Sinjar. Jihadists abused them, and many others, as sex slaves.

' They could have chosen to be a victim, but chose to use their personal suffering to all women and girls who are still in the hands of helping the terrorists, and to fight for justice for the victims of the genocide of the Yazidis, '' says the liberals.

The other two nominees were Mustafa Dzhemilev, a Ukrainian human rights activist who defends the rights of Crimean Tatars and Can D√ľndar, former editor of the Turkish newspaper Cumhuriyet. He was convicted of revealing state secrets about Turkish arms to Syria and now lives in exile.

The Sakharov Prize was instituted in 1988 by the European Parliament. The award is named after the Soviet dissident died in 1989 and Nobel laureate Andrei Sakharov. Last year, the Saudi blogger, writer and activist Raif Badawi received the award. Nelson Mandela was one of the previous winners.

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