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Two Yazidi women and former ISIS sex slaves were awarded the European Parliament’s prestigious Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought on Thursday. The honor is given to those “who have made an exceptional contribution to the fight for human rights across the globe.”

Nadia Murad Basee Taha, 23, and Lamiya Aji Bashar, 18, were both enslaved by ISIS when their Iraqi village was attacked by militants on Aug. 3, 2014. ISIS militants rounded up groups of Yazidi men and murdered them, before enslaving scores of young women. 

The families of Murad and Aji Bashar were either killed or enslaved, but the two women escaped, and have since become human rights activists, fighting human trafficking, Yazidi genocide and ISIS enslavement. 

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Two Yazidi women and former ISIS sex slaves just won the EU human rights prize

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