NA­DIA MU­RAD

Marie Claire (South Africa) - - Cover Story -

Na­dia Mu­rad is a young Yazidi woman born in an Iraqi vil­lage, who was kid­napped into slav­ery by Is­lamic State (IS). Since escaping her per­se­cu­tors, she has been tes­ti­fy­ing re­lent­lessly in pub­lic about the hor­ror she en­dured and the geno­cide of her peo­ple, the Yazidis, a mi­nor­ity threat­ened with ex­ter­mi­na­tion by IS. Rep­re­sented by hu­man-rights lawyer Amal Clooney, Na­dia is work­ing to bring the lead­ers of IS be­fore an in­ter­na­tional crim­i­nal court. Through their cam­paign, the two women weave mem­o­ries of bar­bar­ity, the power of truth and the in­flu­ence of celebrity. In Oc­to­ber, Na­dia was awarded the No­bel Peace Prize.

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