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Yazidi boy in Winnipeg once held by ISIS asks for meeting with Justin Trudeau

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Yazidi boy in Winnipeg once held by ISIS launches campaign for meeting with Trudeau – Jan 22, 2018

A Yazidi boy in Winnipeg who endured three years as a captive in Iraq is asking for a meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

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Thirteen-year-old Emad Mishko Tamo was reunited with his family in the city last year, and he thanks Canada in a video posted on Facebook by the Yazidi Association of Manitoba.

He also holds up a sign asking to be a voice for other Yazidi children still in captivity, and he asks Trudeau to meet with him.

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Emad was separated from his mother after the Islamic State group displaced thousands of members of the Kurdish-minority Yazidis in 2014.

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He was freed last summer in the Iraqi city of Mosul.

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His mother had been living in Winnipeg as a refugee, but had no idea if her son was still alive until a relative saw him in a photo on social media.

Hadji Hesso with the Yazidi association says Emad is now in school in Winnipeg and is learning English.

He says Emad’s father — as well as one of his brothers — remain unaccounted for.

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