The Commissioner of Ukrainian President on Crimean Tatar Affairs Mustafa Jemilev congratulated the winners of the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought Nadia Murad and Lamia Haji Bashar, according to Jemilev’s Facebook page.
“I sincerely congratulate the winners of the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought Nadia Murad and Lamia Haji Bashar. In the 21st century, the horror of slavery, humiliation and pressure did not break those women, but rather strengthened their will to fight not only for their rights, but also for the right and possibility to help women and children affected by terrorist acts of "Islamic state," to protect the rights of the Yezidis,” the Jemilev’s message reads.
He also added that by their personal example and courage, they have shown the world that, despite the pain, fear and uncertainty, it is necessary to fight for the honor, dignity and human rights.
Mustafa Jemilev went on to write that the world, unfortunately, is imperfect and full of injustice, but the dedication and sacrifice of Nadia Murad and Lamia Haji Bashar in their struggle for human rights is a good example for many people: Not to stop halfway.
“I am proud to have been among such worthy nominees for the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Though,” said the Commissioner of Ukrainian President on Crimean Tatar Affairs.