Two female yezidi’s win Sakharov human rights award
Nadia Murad Basee and Lamiya Aji Bashar, two advocates of the Iraqi-Kurdish yezidivrouwen who were kidnapped by terrorist organisation, the Sakharov human rights award 2016 won.
The liberal group in the European Parliament, which had come upon them gekandideerd, has announced on Thursday that the women are distinguished. The price for the freedom of speech, on december 14, is awarded, is 50,000 euros.
The two women were themselves in 2014 kidnapped when their village of Kocho, near the Northern Iraqi town of Sinjar, captured. Jihadists abused them and many others. They were used as sex slaves.
“They had to choose a victim, but chose their personal suffering to use for all women and girls who are still in the hands of the terrorists, to help, and to fight for justice for the victims of the genocide on the yezidi,” said the liberals.
The two other nominees were Mustafa Dzhemilev, a Ukrainian human rights activist who defends the rights of Krimtataren and Can Dündar, a former editor-in-chief of the Turkish newspaper Cumhuriyet. He was convicted for exposing Turkish government secrets about weapons smuggling to Syria and is now living in exile.
The sakharov Prize was created in 1988 set up by the European Parliament. The award is named after the 1989 died Sovjetdissident and nobel prize winner Andrei Sakharov. Last year, the Saudi blogger, writer and activist Raif Badawi the price. Nelson Mandela was one of the earlier winners.