Sisi meets with the Iraqi rape victim of ISIS

Ahram Online , Saturday 26 Dec 2015

El-Sisi vows in meeting with Nadia Murad to support the people of Iraq in the fight against terrorism

Nadia Murad Basee
Nadia Murad Basee, a 21-year-old Iraqi woman of the Yazidi faith, speaks to members of the Security Council during a meeting at the United Nations headquarters in New York, December 16, 2015 (Reuters)

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi met Saturday with Yazidi Iraqi woman Nadia Murad who was held in her homeland by ISIS  as a sex slave for three months.

Earlier this month, Murad, 21, made a speech to the United Nations Security Council in which she narrated her experience and called on international leaders to "get rid of ISIS completely."

"During the meeting, Murad talked to President El-Sisi about the brutal attacks performed by ISIS against the Yazids in Iraq," a statement released by the Egyptian presidency said.

"For his part, President El-Sisi condemned these attacks, saying that none of have a relation to Islam and vowing to support the people of Iraq," the statement added.

El-Sisi in his speech at the United Nations General Assembly in New York last September underlined the importance of international coordination in fighting terrorism.

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