Eside Nadia Murad, who decided to speak publicly about the rapists of ISIS, received the award Havel
Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations (UN) eside Nadia Murad basi Taha that three months was a sex slave from the militants of the “Islamic state” (ISIS, ISIL, DAISH, a terrorist organization banned in Russia), was awarded the prize of Vaclav Havel, which is awarded for outstanding work in the field of human rights.
Prize 23-year-old human rights defender and activist of the people of Yezidis were presented by the head of PACE Pedro Agramunt. Other finalists for the award, Havel became Serbian journalist Gordan Igric and international Institute for human rights/Fund Rene Kassin.
At the ceremony awards in Strasbourg Murad urged the world to create a special international court to deal with crimes committed by Islamic jihadists. The human rights activist also recalled about 12 thousands of Yazidi victims of ISIS persecution, and called it genocide. “The free world it does not react,” said Murad.
In December last year, Murad delivered a public lecture at Cairo University and spoke about the atrocities of the terrorists in her native village. The girl lived in the village of Qocho in the North of Iraq with his mother and brothers. She studied at the University. In August 2014, she was captured by militants IG. Terrorists killed more than 80 men, including her brothers, and took captive the women and girls out of 150 families.
“When terrorists came to my village, they killed children, old men and young men. The next day, they killed old women and took young girls, including me, to Mosul. In Mosul I saw thousands of Yazidi women who were taken slave,” said she.
“A huge igrovets wanted to take me. I begged to get me another man who was smaller. Later it turned out that he was the worst kind of people I have ever seen. He made me and the other prisoners to beg, and then raped us,” recalled Murad.
According to her, the captive was for the fighters less valuable than animals. They raped the girls in droves. “They did what is impossible to imagine. While in their so-called Sharia court was our names and phone numbers of our hosts,” – said the former prisoner, adding that men called girls when they wanted to rape them or to give to the new owner.
After three months of such a life, Nadia Murad, managed to escape. In his public lecture she called herself a victim of terrorism, covered by Islam. “All their crimes are committed in the name of Islam”, she said.
A powerful message, coming from the #Yazidi activist and #HavelPrize winner @NadiaMuradBasee, who faced torture in Iraq – #NoHateNoFear pic.twitter.com/iz7dlEUwhf