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Yasidi Activist Weary after Years of Anti-IS Campaigning

Monday, 22 May 2017 02:38 PM

VIENNA (AP) — Yazidi activist Nadia Murad says her work speaking out against the Islamic State group has left her weary and considering passing the torch to other women enslaved by the extremist group.

Murad, whose village in Iraq was captured by IS militants in 2014, said Monday she plans to cut down on her public engagements.

Instead, the Nobel Peace Prize nominee says other former female victims of IS are being recruited to help maintain the focus on the thousands of women still held captive by the group.

Murad was among the Yazidi woman who were abducted, abused and raped after the Iraqi area of Sinjar fell to Islamic State militants in August 2014. She became a human rights advocate after she escaped.

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Yazidi activist Nadia Murad says her work speaking out against the Islamic State group has left her weary and considering passing the torch to other women enslaved by the extremist group.Murad, whose village in Iraq was captured by IS militants in 2014, said Monday she...
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