Murad who was abducted with other Yazidi women in August 2014 when their home village of Kocho in Sinjar, northern Iraq, was attacked by Isis jihadis. was joint winner of the won the EU’s prestigious Sakharov human rights prize in 2016.
The same year, she won the won the Council of Europe’s Václav Havel human rights prize.
She was captured alongside her sisters and lost six brothers and her mother as Isis jihadis killed the village’s men and any women considered too old to be sexually exploited.
Murad, 25, is the second youngest Nobel peace prize laureate after Malala Yousafzai, who was 17 when she won in 2014.