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Nayirah testimony

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The Nayirah testimony was false testimony given before the United States Congressional Human Rights Caucus on October 10, 1990, by a 15-year-old girl who was publicly identified at the time by her first name, Nayirah. The testimony was widely publicized and was cited numerous times by U.S. senators and President George H. W. Bush in their rationale to support Kuwait in the Gulf War. In 1992, it was revealed that Nayirah's last name was Al-Ṣabaḥ (Arabic: نيرة الصباح) and that she was the daughter of Saud Al-Sabah, the Kuwaiti ambassador to the United States. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nayirah testimony has received more than 973,470 page views. Their biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Nayirah testimony is the 216th most popular social activist.

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Among social activists, Nayirah testimony ranks 216 out of 538Before them are C. Rajagopalachari, Jacques Vergès, Huber Matos, Mickey Cohen, David Lane, and Jayaprakash Narayan. After them are Cassivellaunus, Sophia Perovskaya, Hanns Martin Schleyer, Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson, Christoph Probst, and Carl Oberg.

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