Who have been sexually enslaved by the ISIL Takfiri group

Who have been sexually enslaved by the ISIL Takfiri group
Tue Dec 23, 2014 19:59:59

Iraqi Izadi girls and women who have been sexually enslaved by the ISIL Takfiri group commit suicide or attempt to do so, Amnesty International says.

The Takfiri militants captured the Iraqi town of Sinjar in early August, when they killed hundreds of residents, kidnapped, and enslaved hundreds of Izadi women and girls, and forced tens of thousands to seek refuge on Mount Sinjar.

“Hundreds of Izadi women and girls have had their lives shattered by the horrors of sexual violence and sexual slavery in ISIL captivity,” Donatella Rovera, Amnesty International’s Senior Crisis Response Advisor, said after interviewing with over 40 Izadi girls, who had escaped the captivity, in northern Iraq.

"Many of those held as sexual slaves are children -- girls aged 14, 15, or even younger," Rovera added.

"One day we were given clothes that looked like dance costumes and were told to bathe and wear those clothes. Jilan killed herself in the bathroom," said a girl, who was held with Jilan and managed to escape, adding, "She cut her wrists and hanged herself. She was very beautiful. I think she knew she was going to be taken away by a man and that is why she killed herself."

"We tied... scarves around our necks and pulled away from each other as hard as we could, until I fainted... I could not speak for several days after that," a 27-year-old Izadi girl, named Wafa told the rights group.

"It is so painful what they did to me and to my family," Randa, a 16-year-old Izadi girl said.

The ISIL terrorists, who control some parts of Syria and Iraq, are engaged in crimes against humanity in the areas under their control. ISIL militants have terrorized and killed people of all communities, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, and Christians.

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