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Nobel Peace Prize laureate Murad says honored, humbled by award

FILE PHOTO: Nadia Murad Basee Taha adresses the European Parliament during an award ceremony for the 2016 Sakharov Prize at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, December 13, 2016. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler/File Photo

OSLO (Reuters) - Yazidi rights activist Nadia Murad said on Friday she was honored 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