From Rudaw Media, Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan:
Nadia Murad addressing the UN Security Council about her experience as an ISIS captive
and the plight of Yezidi Kurds. Photo: UNTV
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Nadia Murad, a Yezidi woman who escaped the clutches of Islamic State (ISIS) militants and went on to highlight the plight of women kidnapped and enslaved by the group, was officially nominated by Iraq on Tuesday for the Nobel Peace Prize.HT: Iraq Oil Report
"We are proud of nominating this Iraqi girl to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, and we ask the public opinion and associated organizations to support her because she deserves to win,” the Iraqi government said in a statement announcing the nomination.
“She is the symbol of women’s struggle against the dark forces aiming to degrade women,” read the statement. "Nadia talked about the plight of Yezidi women abducted by ISIS, and she asked the international community to rescue a record number of 3,400 Yezidi girls and women from the hands of ISIS," it added....MORE