Congolese doctor, IS hostage honoured with Nobel Peace Prize
Stockholm: The Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the Nobel Peace Prize to Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege and former Islamic State (IS) hostage and human rights activist Nadia Murad on Friday.
They were awarded for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict.
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The Committee said, "Mukwege had been the foremost, most unifying symbol both nationally and internationally of the struggle to end sexual violence in war and armed conflict".
Who is Nadia Murad?
Murad is a member of the Yazidi minority in Iraq, was captured by the IS and repeatedly raped and subjected to other abuses.
The Committee said she showed uncommon courage in recounted her own suffering.