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Two Yezidi women, Nadia and Lamiya, 2016 Sakharov Prize. Their lives

(B2) Nadia and Lamiya, two Yezidis women who escaped the jails of the Islamic State organization (Daesh), will receive the 2016 Sakharov Prize during the plenary session of the European Parliament. Their testimony...

Their journey is different. lamia Aji Bashar tries to return to a normal life. At 19, and 6 months after escaping the clutches of the Islamic State, she found refuge here in Germany, where she lives with her sisters. Nadia Murad travels the world to tell his story. At 23, she lost her six brothers and her mother in the conflict. She wants to have the massacre of the Yezidis recognized as a genocide.

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Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).