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Will Nadia Murad’s Nobel Prize help Iraqi minorities?

The awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Yazidi survivor Nadia Murad has raised expectations and hopes for Iraqi minorities, and Yazidis in particular, to prevent suppression against them and to win their rights.
International human rights lawyer Amal Clooney arrives with Yazidi survivor Nadia Murad (C) to meet with United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., March 10, 2017.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson - RC19B328B270

BAGHDAD — Nadia Murad, the Iraqi Yazidi, has been awarded the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize. This has raised the expectations and hopes of Iraqi minorities, especially Yazidis, since she is the first Iraqi to win the prize.

Iraqi political leaders welcomed the award as a tribute to the struggle of the Iraqi people against terrorism and extremism.

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