IS: Contemporary Slavery of women

A year ago the IS attacked the mountain of Sinjar and captured thousands of people, mainly women. Massive humanrights abuses are reported.

IS Fanatics have executed 19 women for refusing to have sex with its extremists, a Kurdish official has said on 6th of August. He claimed the women were being held hostage in Islamic State’s stronghold of Mosul, Iraq, which the terror group seized in June last year.Meanwhile a UN envoy investigating Islamic State’s vile sex trade has said ‘girls get peddled like barrels of petrol’ and one can be bought by six different men. She also verified a disturbing ISIS document which suggested the extremists sell the Yazidi and Christian women and children they have abducted, with girls aged just one to nine-years-old fetching the most money. In October, the terror group released a pamphlet which showed how much it charged for the purchase of its female captives.The pamphlet – published on October 16 – goes on to say: ‘Customers are allowed to purchase only three items with the exception of customers from Turkey, Syria and Gulf countries. Bangura said the fighters get to choose first and then ‘wealthy Middle-Easterners are allowed to

The UN envoy has previously said the best looking Yazidi virgins are sent to depraved slave auctions in Islamic State’s adopted capital of Raqqa in Syria, where they are stripped naked and sold to the highest bidder.They have a marriage bureau which organizes all of these ‘marriages’ and the sale of women… They have a price listShe said Islamic State, which controls over four million people living inside its territory in Iraq and Syria, is unlike any other terror group. Bangura added: ‘They [ISIS] have a machinery… They have a manual on how you treat these women. They have a marriage bureau which organizes all of these ‘marriages’ and the sale of women… They have a price list.’An ISIS video released in November last year appeared to show an ISIS ‘sex slave market’ where fighters can choose among different Yazidi girls who are priced according to ‘desirable’ physical features.

Since then, several women who managed to escape their abusive captors have told of the pain and suffering they endured under ISIS rule. Only last month, three Yazidi women who were forced to become jihadi said they were raped ‘five times a day’ after being traded as human cargo.

The Video was produced by Thomas Büsch and Sabine Küper-Büsch in Dohuk, Northern Iraq, 2014

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