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Iraqi activist Nadia Murad wins human rights prize for Yazidi campaign

Václav Havel award given to 23-year-old former Isis captive for bringing attention to the plight of Yazidi people The Council of Europe has awarded its Václav Havel human rights prize to the Iraqi activist Nadia Murad, who was an Islamic State sex slave before becoming the face of a campaign to protect her Yazidi people. The award, which honours outstanding civil society action in defence of human rights, comes with prize money of €60,000 (£54,000).
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