Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad win Nobel Peace Prize

Image: The front of the Nobel medal awarded to the Nobel Peace Prize laurea
The front of the Nobel medal awarded to the Nobel Peace Prize laureate. Copyright Berit Roald
By Alexander Smith with NBC News World News
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Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize by the Norwegian Nobel Committee in Oslo on Friday.

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LONDON — Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad were Friday awarded the Nobel Peace Prize "for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict."

"Denis Mukwege is the helper who has devoted his life to defending victims of war-time sexual violence. Fellow laureate Nadia Murad is the witness who tells of the abuses perpetrated against herself and others," the Norwegian Nobel Committee said.

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