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Yazidi women sexually assaulted hundreds of times by ISIS receive human rights prize

Dec 13, 2016 by

Lamiya Aji Bashar, 18, and Nadia Murad, 23, were captured in northern Iraq

They endured horrific abuse by jihadists before they managed to escape

The pair were today presented the Sakharov Prize for human rights

Lamiya said the award was ‘for every woman and girl who has been sexually enslaved’ by ISIS

Two women who were captured and traded between ISIS fantatics as sex slaves, enduring horrific sexual abuse, have been awarded a top human rights prize.

Lamiya Aji Bashar, 18, and Nadia Murad, 23, said they would continue to be a voice for for those suffering a similar fate when they accepted the Sakharov Prize for human rights.

They were captured by jihadists when the Iraqi area of Sinjar fell to the extremists in August 2014.

Nadia Murad (left) and Lamiya Haji Bashar (right) said they would continue to be a voice for for those suffering a similar fate when they accepted the Sakharov Prize for human rights

Lamiya said the EU’s top human rights prize was one ‘for every woman and girl who has been sexually enslaved’ by ISIS.

They are two of thousands of Yazidi women and girls who have been abused by the terror group, and they told EU politicians that more must be done to protect their people, a minority of 500,000 living primarily in northern Iraq.

The Yazidi follow an ancient religion that IS and other Muslim hard-liners consider heretical.

Lamiya (pictured speaking at the ceremony) said the EU's top human rights prize was one 'for every woman and girl who has been sexually enslaved' by ISIS

Lamiya (pictured speaking at the ceremony) said the EU’s top human rights prize was one ‘for every woman and girl who has been sexually enslaved’ by ISIS

Nadia escaped after three months, while Lamiya tried to flee four times before finally escaping in March.

She was scarred by a landmine as fighters pursued her, and is now unable to see out of one eye.

Her two companions, eight-year-old Almas and 20-year-old Katherine, were killed in the blast. She never learned their last names.

Source: Yazidi women sexually assaulted hundreds of times by ISIS receive human rights prize  | Daily Mail Online

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