Nobel laureate Nadia Murad says al-Baghdadi's death is not enough

NEW YORK (dpa)- Nobel peace laureate and Yezidi activist Nadia Murad on Wednesday said the killing of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was not enough and called for the thousands of IS fighters still at large to be brought to justice.
"We don't just want to see Baghdadi get killed. We want to see justice," Murad said at a press conference at the United Nations headquarters in New York.

Murad, 26, a member of Iraq's Yezidi religious minority who survived sexual slavery at the hands of the extremist group, said there were thousands of Islamic State militants who "joined al-Baghdadi and they continue to do what he did."
"How about those which raped us, they sold us, they stole half our girls, they stole half our children?" Murad asked, adding that 300,000 Yezidis were still missing.
Murad and her fellow 2018 Nobel peace laureate, Congolese physician Denis Mukwege, on Wednesday launched a global fund for survivors of war-time sexual violence.
They said the fund would be "100 per cent survivor-centric" and that reparations would help victims begin to heal.
The Nobel laureates launched the programme at a UN event to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the mandate on preventing sexual violence in conflict.
In 2019, 35 million women and girls found themselves in a situation of vulnerability in the face of sexual violence, the French Mission to the UN said in a tweet.

Thursday, October 31st 2019

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