Kur­dish MP Wins In­ter­na­tional Prize for Hu­man Right

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A Yazidi Kur­dish Mem­ber of the Iraqi Par­lia­ment has won the 2015 Brouno Kreisky Prize for Ser­vices to Hu­man Rights.

In an of­fi­cial event in Vi­enna, MP Vian Dakhil re­ceived the Brouno Kreisky Prize to­day June 10th. While ad­dress­ing the at­ten­dees, she said that this was the most joy­ful mo­ment of her life.

She said, “I am very proud now be­cause the most pleas­ant mo­ment is when you are able to help those in need.”

She em­pha­sised that all op­pressed peo­ple must be pro­tected, re­gard­less of eth­nic­ity or re­li­gion. “We have to save those women who are liv­ing un­der the con­trol of the Is­lamic State mil­i­tants and are be­ing used as slaves.”

She promised to con­tinue her ef­forts to pro­tect hu­man rights in Iraq and around the world as the re­gion is fac­ing the most bru­tal ter­ror­ist group.

Dakhil is from the Yazidi mi­nor­ity of Iraq who gave an im­pas­sioned plea in the Bagh­dad Par­lia­ment when IS in­sur­gents cap­tured over 5,000 Yazidi women and killed thou­sands of men.

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