Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government Nechirvan Barzani congratulated on Friday Nadia Murad, a Yazidi human rights activist and survivor of sexual slavery by ISIS in Iraq who jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize.
“Our heartfelt congratulations to Murad over winning the Nobel Peace Prize. I admire her courage and efforts; all Kurdistan people are proud of her, "Barzani stated in a tweet
Moreover, the US Embassy in Baghdad extended its "heartfelt" congratulations to Murad Club over winning the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize.
The embassy stated on its Twitter account, “Her work with human trafficking survivors and victims of atrocities is helping to heal many Iraqi women and children who were victims of Da’esh’s (ISIS) most heinous crimes.”
#USEmbBaghdad wishes to extend a heartfelt congratulations to Nadia Murad on winning the 2018 #NobelPeacePrize. Her work with human trafficking survivors and victims of atrocities is helping to heal many Iraqi women and children who were victims of Da’esh’s most heinous crimes. https://t.co/UZYUeo62vZ— U.S. Embassy Baghdad (@USEmbBaghdad) October 5, 2018
ISIS jihadists abducted Murad and other Yazidi women in August 2014 as they raided their home village of Kocho in Sinjar, northern Iraq.
In 2016, Murad was awarded the EU’s prestigious Sakharov human rights prize and the Council of Europe’s Václav Havel human rights prize.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee also announced Denis Mukwege, a gynecologist treating victims of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as the winner of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize.
The prize, worth nine million Swedish crowns (around $1 million), will be presented in Oslo on December 10.