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ISIS terrorists are committing ongoing genocide against the #Yazidis in #Iraq & #Syria
According to the #UN, women&girls as young as nine are being sold as slaves 2 ISIS soldiers who regularly beat them & rape them, re-sell them&if they try 2 escape, kill them #YazidiPlight
The @UN report focuses on the Islamic State’s attack on #Yazidis in #Sinjar-#Iraq in Aug.2014
The subsequent genocide of the #Yazidi pple, which has included mass murder,beheadings,the rape of women&children&the buying&selling of women&girls as sex slaves at marketplaces&online
“over 3,200 Yazidi women & children r still held by ISIS. Most are in #Syria where Yazidi females continue 2 be sexually enslaved & #Yazidi boys, indoctrinated, trained & used in hostilities. 1000s of Yazidi men & boys are missing. The genocide of the #Yazidis is on-going.” @UN
Mass killing. In the early hours of 16 August 2014, ISIS executed older women (who were approximately 60 years and older) from #Kocho at the Solagh Technical Institute in #Sinjar #Iraq
Some of the facts and statements concerning the fate of #Yazidi women and girls.
As in the U.N. Human Rights Council report (They Came to Destroy: ISIS Crimes Against the #Yazidis)
Fighters separated married females from unmarried females. Only girls aged eight years and under were allowed to remain with their mothers. #YazidiGenocide
Holding sites. Interviewees reported being given food with insects in it and having to drink water out of the toilets. Many, particularly infants and young children, became very sick. No medical care was provided. #YazidiPlight
ISIS brought in a female gynecologist in an effort to identify single females who had falsely declared themselves to be married. #YazidiPlight
The selection of any girl was accompanied by screaming as she was forcibly pulled from the room, with her mother and any other women who tried to keep hold of her being brutally beaten by fighters. #BringBackOurGirlsFromISIS
Some women and girls committed suicide at holding sites in #TelAfar, #Mosul and in #Raqqa city. #StandforYazidiWomen
At the main holding site in Raqqah city, a Yazidi girl attempted to kill herself by throwing herself from the second floor of the building. Severely injured, ISIS fighters forbade the other Yazidi captives from helping her. #StopYazidiGenocide
Captured #Yazidi women and girls are deemed property of ISIS and are openly termed SABAYA or slaves. #BringBackOurGirlsFromISIS
ISIS sells #Yazidi women and girls in slave markets, or souk SABAYA, or as individual purchases to fighters who come to the holding centres. #YazidiPlight
In the last year, ISIS fighters have started to hold online slave auctions, using the encrypted Telegraph application to circulate photos of captured #Yazidi women and girls, with details of their age, marital status, current location and price. #YazidiGenocide
In #Syria, slave markets were held in “the farm” in #Raqqah city, and in buildings in Al-Bab, Al-Shaddadi, Al-Mayadin and Tadmur. A central committee, the Committee for the Buying and Selling of Slaves, organizes the #Yazidi slave markets.
A woman,sold at a slave market at the farm in #Raqqa,recounted
“ISIS would buy&sell girls there.There was a raised area we had 2 stand on.If we refused,the fighters would beat us with wooden sticks.There were maybe 200 #Yazidi girls there.The youngest was between 7&9 yrs old
Prices for the #Yazidi women and girls ranged between $200 and $1,500 depending on marital status, age, number of children, and beauty. #StandforYazidiWomen
One ISIS fighter bought a woman at the slave auction in #Raqqah in 2015. On placing her in his car, he told her “You are like a sheep. I have bought you.” He sold her seven days later to an Algerian ISIS fighter living in Aleppo. #azidiPlight
Once ISIS sells a #Yazidi woman and girl, the purchasing fighter receives complete rights of ownership and can resell, gift, or will his “slave” as he wishes. #BringBackOurGirlsFromISIS
A #Yazidi woman bought by a #Saudi recounted,“[H]e raped me every day that I was with him…. He told me that if I did not let him do this thing 2 me that he would bring 4 or 5 men & they would all take turns raping me.I had no choice. I wanted to die.” #StandforYazidiWomen
Another woman, held in #Aleppo, was told by her #Syrian fighter- owner that if she resisted, he would throw her off the roof of his house. Some women also reported that the fighter threatened to sell or beat their children. #YazidiPlight
ISIS fighters routinely beat #Yazidi women and girls in their possession.
One woman, held in northern #Syria, reported that her fighter-owner killed several of her children after an escape attempt. The fighter continued to hold and rape her for over six months after her children’s deaths. #YazidiGenocide
Fighters also order&supervise the gang rapes of #Yazidi women&girls who try2escape
Woman,unmarried(20) was held by ISIS 4over a year during which she was sold9times
She attempted2escape,when she was caught,he dragged hr back2the house where he&several fighters raped&beat her
18Yr-O #Yazidi girl bought by a #Libyan was raped daily throughout her time with this fighter,& described being forced2take birth control pills every day
Held in ISIS captivity 4over a year,she was sold 8times &raped 100s of times,be4 being sold back2her family 4over $20,000
In addition 2 the physical wounds & scars, most #Yazidi women & girls spoke of thoughts of suicide, of being unable 2 sleep due 2 nightmares about ISIS fighters at their door
“I wish I was dead.I wish the ground would open&kill me&my children,”said 1 woman,held for 17 months
Women & girls who were rescued or sold back are consumed by thoughts of their missing husbands,fathers&brothers, & by the distress of not knowing the locations &fate of young sons taken 4 training and/or daughters who were sold into sexual slavery & remain in the hands of ISIS
One #Yazidi woman, in her early 20s and married with children, has over 20 members of her family missing, including most of her close male relatives. #YazidiPlight
ISIS fighters threatened #Yazidi women and girls, saying any resistance on their part would be punished by gang rape.
#StopYazidiGenocide #BringBackOurGirlsFromISIS #StandforYazidiWomen #Yazidiplight #YazidiGenocide
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