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Former Nobel Peace Prize nominee awarded Medal of Valor in the USA

SBS Assyrian

Medal of Valor award

Source: Juliana Taimoorazy.jpg


Published 2 July 2022 at 1:20pm
By Ninos Emmanuel
Presented by Ninos Emmanuel
Source: SBS

On June 26, 2022, Juliana Taymoorazy was awarded the Medal of Valor by the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Chicago (SWC). This award is one of the most prestigious medals awarded to those who served in the military but also sometimes is awarded to civilians for their contribution to humanity.


Published 2 July 2022 at 1:20pm
By Ninos Emmanuel
Presented by Ninos Emmanuel
Source: SBS


The Medal of Valor has been awarded to Juliana Taymoorazy, who was a 2021 Nobel Peace Prize nominee. She's the founder of the Iraqi Christian Relief Council, which helps displaced Christians and other minorities throughout Iraq, along with refugees in neighboring countries.

The medal of Valor
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It is with great pride that an Assyrian woman is awarded such a medal. Ms Taymoorazy is an Assyrian American, born in Iran and fled the country with her family due to fear of persecution by the Iranian authorities for her activism and for being outspoken from a young age. 

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She was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2021.

We tried to contact Ms Taymoorazy to interview and congratulate her on this honour, but unfortunately, we were unable to reach her. SBS Assyrian will try to reach Ms Taymoorazy and organise an interview if possible, to be published in the near future.

We invite you to listen to her interview with SBS Assyrian in 2021, talking about her reaction to receiving the news about her Nobel Peace Prize nomination.

Click here to listen to parts I and II of the interview:







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