October 5, 2018 / 3:49 PM / 2 months ago

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Murad says honoured, humbled by award

FILE PHOTO: Nadia Murad Basee, a 21-year-old Iraqi woman of the Yazidi faith, speaks to members of the Security Council during a meeting at the United Nations headquarters in New York, December 16, 2015. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/File Photo

OSLO (Reuters) - Yazidi rights activist Nadia Murad said on Friday she was honoured and humbled to be named a Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

“I share this award with all Yazidis, with all the Iraqis, Kurds and all the minorities and all survivors of sexual violence around the world,” she said in a statement to Reuters.

Murad and Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege, won the prize for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war, the Norwegian Nobel Committee said.

Reporting by Lefteris Karagiannopoulos, editing by Terje Solsvik

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