| Sex Slave Sold Three Times in Caliphate - Along with Children
| Wednesday, April 20, 2016
|“I would kill myself, if it weren’t for my kids.” Sari, 30, told me.
She sat close to the gas heater, feet curled under her on the mattress
on the floor, in a camp for displaced people near Dohuk in the Kurdish
region of Iraq. As snow fell, she told me how the extremist armed group
the Islamic State abducted her and her family from their village in
ISIS fighters took away her 12-year-old son, and 10-year-old
daughter, and then put Sari on a bus with her two younger children, and
other women and children to a farm in Syria, where they ordered her to
convert to Islam. A Saudi Arabian ISIS fighter called Abu Aris al-Tusi bought her and
her remaining children.
She was later sold three other times. Each man
raped her. One man beat her children. She escaped in January after a
smuggler paid off the last man with the $20,000 her family managed to
scrape together. Her family “found” her after her last owner - looking
to sell her again - posted a picture of her on the Internet.
He made her
put on make-up for the photo. As we talked, the two children she still has kept opening the door
to her prefabricated cabin, one of hundreds in the camp in long lines,
letting in gusts of cold air. Sari worries all the time about her
missing children, if still alive they are likely being held as slaves,
in conditions she escaped.
She is now safe, but her mental pain and
trauma are clear to see. But she’s not sure what could help her, or what
is now available. Read it all here.......................
HT : RoP
|posted by D Swami Gwekanandam @ 2:43 PM