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December EP Plenary Session: Human rights in focus: Yazidi activists win Sakharov Prize

Written by Clare Ferguson with Jack Meredith,
European Union 2015 – EP
Yazidi survivors and public advocates Nadia Murad Busee and Lamiya Aji Bashar will receive the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought – the European Parliament’s recognition of human rights activism, bestowed annually – on Tuesday. Parliament’s Conference of Presidents selected the activists on 27 October, ahead of the other finalists: Turkish journalist Can Dündar and fellow defenders of freedom of expression in Turkey; and Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Dzemilev. Since Murad Busee and Bashar’s escape from ISIL/Da’esh imprisonment and slavery, following the invasion of their hometown in Sinjar/Iraq, and the …read more

Source: European Parliamentary Research Service Blog

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