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Ex ISIS Sex Slaves – Yazidi Women Accept Sakharov Prize

Two Yazidi women who were abducted by Islamic State militants in 2014 and used as sex slaves have accepted the European Parliament’s Sakharov Prize for freedom of thought and expression. Nadia Murad and Lamiya Aji Bashar were announced as the recipients in October and were given the prize Tuesday during a ceremony in Strasbourg, France. The…

[Photo credits-featured image: By DFID – UK Department for International Development (picture: Rachel Unkovic/International Rescue Committee) ( [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons – Yazidi refugees receiving support from the International Rescue Committee]

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