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There are 1000s of stories of Yazidi woman's bravery. After being tortured, raped & sold as a sex shelves by Islamic States (ISIS) terrorists. But they shown their courage & managed to escape from ISIS.

It's been 6 years of #YazidiGenocide but still they're away from justice.1/n
3rd Aug marks 6th anniversary of #YazidiGenocide by Islamic State.

1000s killed. 1000s sexually enslaved. 1000s orphaned. 100s of 1000s exiled.

ISIS members brunt their families alive in front of them, brunt their houses, forcefully raped them and sold them as sex shelves. 2/n
Here I share some stories of brave #Yazidi girls who lost & everyone & everything but not lost the hope. They fought & escape from brutal tortured of ISIS.

But People who often share stories about Palestinian, Kashmir not uttar a single word for #Yazidis. 3/n
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It’s been 6 yrs since IS terrorists attacked the Yazidi community in Iraq on 3 Aug2014. We will commemorate this solemn anniversary with a campaign in social media with support from our friends around the world, will share and highlight our plight.
“Some took three or four girls. Some took a lot, their leader took seven for himself. The pretty ones were singled out. The women were separated from their children, they took everyone.” A Yazidi girl who survived of ISIS captivity.
“I experienced many difficult things at that moment, one of those experiences was seeing my father getting shot to death - 3 bullets.” Ekhlas, a Yazidi girl, was kidnapped at the age of 14 by ISIS terrorists when they targeted her village in Sinjar in 2014
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.@JusticeDefend just published a report analyzing the draft #Yazidi Survivors Reparation Law, Iraq's first attempt at addressing harms arising from the IS conflict specifically. The bill had its first reading last year & currently awaits a second and third reading before voted on
However, the bill was initially drafted with little survivor input, causing important measures demanded by the survivors to be left out. Effective consultations w survivors and amendment of the bill accordingly are crucial steps to be taken prior to putting the bill to vote
In its report, available in Arabic & English, ABA Center for Human Rights provides detailed explanations & recommendations for better compliance w int'l standards on #reparations, as well as a draft bill exemplifying what those suggestions could look like…
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1) Reports today of #KDP secret police preventing displaced #Yazidi families from returning to their homes in #Sinjar.…
#Iraq #Kurdistan #KRG
2) This is a sick game the KDP has played since Jan. 2016—a deliberate political strategy that prevents genocide survivors from recovering until KDP powers can unilaterally reassert control and regain hegemony in Sinjar.
3) There have been moments of temporary softening of this policy—during instances when Western pressure on the KDP to end this flagrant abuse of Yazidi human rights has occurred—but KRG allies are habitually quick to forget about the problem and the KDP always resumes the policy.
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A palpable revival of #UniversalJurisdiction is underway in Europe.
Here are 7 examples of recent important activities (trials, arrests, investigations) that have taken place only in the last few weeks.
There are certainly more that I am unaware of.
And certainly more to come.
1. #Sweden
>> Arrest of an Iranian national allegedly involved in the #1988Massacre of thousands of detainees. First ever #UniversalJurisdiction case on #Iran to go ahead.…
2. #Belgium
>> The trial of a #Rwandan man accused of having participated in the 1994 #genocide of the Tutsi minority is currently underway.…
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I met Shereen a few days ago as the #Yazidis mark five years since ISIL’s brutality began on #Sinjar. She tries to forget the pain, but it’s difficult because of her physical and emotional scars. ISIL fighters used her as a sex slave.
She’s among an estimated 7000 #Yezidi women and girls were taken from Sinjar province - many had to endure what Shireen went through.
"I miss my daughters so much, I would give my life if I could see them again" she says holding back tears.
She's found her sons after ISIL lost its last territory in Syria - but her two daughters are still missing.
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6. The legacy of US, UK, Australia, Poland and NATO in Iraq

#Iraq #CrimesAgainstHumanity #WarCrimes #CrimesAgainstChildren
1. The legacy of US, UK, Australia, Poland and NATO in Iraq 🤨👇🏼…
2. The legacy of US, UK, Australia, Poland and NATO in Iraq 🤨👇🏼
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3. The legacy of US, UK, Australia, Poland and NATO in Iraq

#Iraq #CrimesAgainstHumanity #WarCrimes #CrimesAgainstChildren
1. The legacy of US, UK, Australia, Poland and NATO in Iraq 🤨👇🏼…
2. The legacy of US, UK, Australia, Poland and NATO in Iraq 🤨👇🏼
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1. The legacy of US, UK, Australia, Poland and NATO in Iraq

#Iraq #CrimesAgainstHumanity #WarCrimes #CrimesAgainstChildren
In this Thread I present evidence of the 2003 invasion of Iraq 🇮🇶to date, proofs that the invasion of Iraq was based on lies, proofs that since the US invasion of Iraq the atrocities of the war have caused one of the worst human tragedies in the country
In this Thread I present evidence that🇺🇸in order to carry out its wars have continually blatantly lied over many years to the permanent representatives of🇺🇳countries,🇺🇸manipulate the media to spread FakeNews to overthrow of legitimate governments
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Netherlands negotiating to bring back #Dutch female #ISIS members. @nlinkri @MinBZ @NLatUN. Does Netherlands care for justice? If so, they MUST be prosecuted. Or is #NL safe haven for those who support / commit genocide, terrorism, mass rapes and abduction?…
Neither #NL nor other countries should be fooled by 'innocent wife' stories of female #ISIS. ISIS women among most wretched, evil perpetrators of #ISIS crimes against humanity & genocide. Not only terrorism. Shall they walk free in Europe? #Yezidi #Yazidi…
Ongelofelijk dat #Nederlandse inwoners naar Syrie & Iraq afgereisd zijn en #ISIS hebben gesteund, misdaden hebben begaan & nu gewoon terug naar huis kunnen gaan alsof er niets is gebeurd. #NL wij zijn toch beter dan dit?! #oorlogsmisdaden #opsporingverzocht #genocide #Jihadibruid
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I like to think little fazes me in this business. But the stories of the four 4 #Iraq-i boys from #Telafar got me.…
The three you see in the pictures here are the Aoun brothers: Ali, 11; Khalil, 9; and Ahmad, 7. They were kidnapped by #ISIS in 2014, when the group overran northwest #Iraq. (2)
The fourth one, 11-year old Mahdi Ghazi Mohammad, who, like the others, is a Shiite Turkmen from Telafar, you can see here. (3)…
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1) Important: The #KDP has rejected sensible recommendations from the International Crisis Group @CrisisGroup on returning stability to #Sinjar so that the #Yazidi people can return home, rebuilding, and have a future. This affair deserves comment.
#KRG #Kurdistan #Iraq
2) The @CrisisGroup is one of the few analyst entities to produce reasonable suggestions that, in fact, reflect what the Yazidis have been demanding for the past 4 ½ years. They recently recommended that the #Yazidi people choose their own administrative leaders for #Sinjar.
3) Dindar Zebari (pictured in 1st tweet), whose lovely job it is to craft responses to the many reports from around the world that criticize KDP policy and HR record, responded, stating that Sinjar already has a mayor (qaymaqam)—Mahama Khalil—who has been elected by the people.
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<THREAD> Buried in yesterday's news: the Knesset voted AGAINST recognising the #YazidiGenocide perpetrated by Islamic State. Why?
The #YazidiGenocide vote fell 58-38 along clear party lines. Netanyahu's coalition voted against. The opposition mostly voted in favour. The Arab Joint List--they weren't even in the room.
Deputy FM Tzipi Hotovely explained the official line: "We as a government cannot agree to this bill... until there's a UN resolution on the matter." (This must be the first time Israel is waiting for instructions from the UN for matters of policy.)
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1) Today—on the 4th anniversary of the Kocho Massacre, when #IS slaughtered an entire town as part of the Yazidi Genocide—#Turkey bombed a #Yazidi convoy in #Sinjar that was returning from the Kocho Massacre memorial ceremony, killing Mam Zaki, an important Yazidi #PKK leader.
2) The convoy contained leaders & members of the Yazidi #YBŞ defense force and affiliated political institutions, including Mazlum Shingal, the military commander of the #YBŞ, who—like Mam Zaki—is also a #Yazidi. Mazlum (shown in photo) was injured but not killed in the attack.
3) A #Yazidi from #Sinjar (Tel Ezeir) named Harbo, a member of the Self-Administrative Council (a local governing institution that is a civilian political counterpart to the YBŞ defense force), was injured in the attack. Two others were killed; their identities are not yet known.
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1) The KDP is the most responsible actor for inhibiting #Yazidi post-genocide recovery & preventing resettlement/reconstruction in #Sinjar. The @HudsonInstitute should be cognizant of these well-documented issues before featuring a mouthpiece who routinely defends these abuses.
2) A perusal of any number of articles/reports would enlighten event organizers as to the reaction of incredulity that such an embarrassing choice engenders on the part of Iraqi minorities and those involved in advocacy, humanitarian endeavors, and human rights work.
3) A good place to start for essential background is "The KRG’s Relationship with the Yazidi Minority and the Future of the Yazidis in Shingal (Sinjar):"…
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1) New updates on #Sinjar—this thread provides details following KDP pullout.
Photo: Haider Shesho greets #Yazidi Hashd commander Khal Ali.
2) On KDP withdrawal from #Sinjar, see previous thread:
3) The past week’s events led to hysterical claims that Peshmerga were returning to Sinjar/airstrikes hit Sinjar/etc. All such claims false.
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1) Today afternoon #Iraq, 10/21/2017, all #Yazidis in #Sinjar that are receiving a salary from #KRG were informed to leave Sinjar & go to =>
2)#Kurdistan or their salary will be cut off.
3) This move will cause a further humanitarian devastation on the already suffering #Yazidis who have hardly anything to begain with post =>
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1) A MONUMENTAL DAY: The #KDP has FULLY WITHDRAWN from #Sinjar. I'm completely SPEECHLESS—(well, not completely): Bye-bye KDP!
#Yazidi #Iraq
2) After over 3 years of fighting for this outcome, the #Yazidi community has finally scored a major victory in reclaiming their homeland.
3) After #Peshmerga withdrew from Kirkuk yesterday (for which the PUK was hit w/ blame), the effect continues in KDP-controlled areas today.
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