Who is Nadia Murad, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize 2018?

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The Nobel Committee of Norway, in Oslo, announced the victory of the Iraqi Yezidi Nadia Murad, which has become a symbol of violence and terrorism suffered by the Yezidis in particular by a sympathetic organization.

Nadia Murad was officially nominated by the Iraqi Ministry of Displacement and Migration to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for her important role in introducing the world to the plight of Iraqi women in general and women in particular in areas occupied by terrorist gangs.

“We are proud to nominate this Iraqi young woman for the Nobel Peace Prize. We call on the world public opinion and all concerned organizations to support their candidacy because it deserves to be a symbol of women’s struggle against the obscurantist forces that aim at enslaving them and depriving them of their dignity,” the ministry said in its statement. Suffered the bitterness of kidnapping, displacement and loss of parents. ”

Nadia Murad Bassi Taha is an Iraqi Yazid girl from the village of Kujo in Sinjar district. She was born in 1993 and married in August 2018 of Abid Shamdeen in Stuttgart, Germany, after asking for marriage, via a message on Facebook “In which he wrote that accepting Nadia as a husband would be” a great honor for him, and if this is not possible, this request is an official apology to what he did by the elements of a calling organization. ”

Nadia is one of the most famous victims of the terrorist organization in Iraq. Within an hour, Nadia lost more than 300 children, a woman and a man from her village – including her mother and six of her sisters – in a bloodbath carried out by a sympathetic organization.

Those who survived and Nadia, one of them, were deported to Mosul, the stronghold of a preacher.

Nadia remained three months in captivity with Da’ash fighters, who in the summer of 2014 seized large parts of Syria and Iraq that invaded the villages of Yazidis, Christians and other non-Muslims.

Three months in which Nadia Murad was treated as a merchant, during which she was beaten, tortured and raped, a fate in which more than 5,000 of the Yazidis were involved. She was able to escape from the hands of a da’eech and reach a safe place, and then she was deported to Germany to be treated for physical and psychological harm. She was exposed.

Almost two years later, Nadia Murad was appointed United Nations Special Envoy to Combat Human Trafficking to alert the suffering of an estimated 3400 Yezidi women and children, who are still caught in the clutches of fanaticism.

Ban Ki-moon, the then UN secretary-general, said he had “started to cry” because of Nadia, but also because of her “strength, courage and sense of dignity.”

“I was not alone, maybe I was the most fortunate, and over time I found a way to escape, while thousands of others could not. They were still being held,” Nadia told the United Nations about the families, humiliation and violence that she and 150 other Yazidi families had to endure.

Says Nadia. “I am here to represent those who have gone and we can not bring them back (to life), and with their memory in our hearts we will always continue to struggle.”


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