Which of the following personalities have been honoured with the 2016 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought?
[A]Jafar Panahi and Nasrin Sotoudeh
[B]Raif Badawi and Malala Yousafzai
[C]Nadia Murad and Lamiya Aji Basha
[D]Hu Jia and Salih Mahmoud Osman
Nadia Murad and Lamiya Aji Basha
Nadia Murad Basee and Lamiya Aji Bashar have been honoured with the 2016 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, the won the European Union’s prestigious human rights award. Both are survivors of sexual enslavement by Islamic State (IS) and have become spokespersons for women afflicted by the terrorist group’s campaign of sexual violence. They are also public advocates for the Yazidi community in Iraq, a religious minority that has been the subject of a genocidal campaign by IS militants. The Sakharov award will be presented to them in a ceremony that will be held in Strasbourg, France on December 14, 2016. The annual Sakharov prize for freedom of thought, established in 1988, is named after the Soviet physicist and outspoken dissident Andrei Sakharov and is awarded to individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to the fight for human rights across the globe.