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Vian Dakhil

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Vian Dakhil

Member of Parliament, Iraq

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Vian Dakhil is a member of the Iraqi parliament as a representative of the Nineveh Governorate in Northern Iraq. Dakhil rose to worldwide prominence in August 2014 when she delivered an impassioned speech on the floor of parliament begging for aid for the Yazidis, members of a pre-Islamic religion who were being massacred by soldiers of the Islamic State. A Yazidi herself, Dakhil helped convince President Obama to begin sending aid to the region, and since then she has crusaded on behalf of her people against IS.

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