Tuesday, December 23, 2014

ISIS Sex Slaves Are Committing Suicide, Claims Amnesty International

According to Amnesty International, Yazidi female Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) sex slaves are committing suicide or attempting to end their lives rather than be subjected to the horrors of rape and servitude.

Who could blame the poor things.

“Many of those held as sexual slaves are children -- girls aged 14, 15 or even younger,” Donatella Rovera, Amnesty’s senior crisis response adviser, said in a statement.

Amnesty said that many of the perpetrators are ISIS fighters, but may also include supporters of the group.

A 19-year-old named Jilan committed suicide out of fear she would be raped, Amnesty quoted her brother as saying.

A girl who was held with her but later escaped confirmed the account, saying: “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.”

“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.”

Another former captive told the rights group that she and her sister tried to kill themselves to escape forced marriage, but were stopped from doing so.

“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,” Wafa, 27, told the rights group.
So tragic.

The rest here.

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