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Amal Clooney Opens Up About Taking ISIS Survivor Nadia Murad as Client

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Lawyer Amal Clooney and actor George Clooney attend a screening of 'Money Monster' at the annual 69th Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 12 in Cannes, France. (Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 20 Sep 2016 06:20 AM

Amal Clooney, human rights lawyer and the wife of actor George Clooney, opened up about taking on an ISIS human trafficking survivor as a client in a recent interview that aired on NBC's "Today" show Monday morning.

In the interview, she talks about how she and George Clooney discussed the risks of her taking on ISIS human trafficking survivor Nadia Murad as a client, People magazine noted.

“This is something I discussed with my husband before I would take on something like this,” Clooney told NBC’s Cynthia McFadden. “We did discuss it. And we are aware of some of the risks involved.

“He met Nadia too and I think he was moved for the same reasons and he understood, I mean this is my work.”

Murad joined Clooney for the interview, in which Clooney made it clear that her own risks were very minuscule compared to the risks that Murad had taken on.

“I don’t think anyone can feel that they’re being courageous compared to what Nadia is doing,” she said. “You know, it’s no joke. This is ISIS. They have sent her very specific threats, saying we will get you back.”

Murad was named a UN Goodwill Ambassador on Friday, and Clooney gave an emotional speech talking about what Murad went through at the hands of ISIS, People magazine noted.

After watching “her mother and brothers be marched off to their death,” Murad was taken and “traded from one ISIS fighter to another; forced to pray; forced to dress up and put make up on before being raped; and one night brutally abused by a group of men two at a time until she was unconscious,” Clooney said, according to People.

“I can’t imagine anything worse being done by one human to another,” Clooney said in the "Today" interview.

When Clooney was asked about why she’s motivated to take on such a risky case, she simply put it this way: “This is my job,” The Daily Mail noted

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Amal Clooney, human rights lawyer and the wife of actor George Clooney, opened up about taking on an ISIS human trafficking survivor as a client in a recent interview that aired on NBC's "Today" show Monday morning.
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