Report Details ISIS's Harrowing Sexual Violence Towards Yezidi Women

December 23, 2014 12:47 AM

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Militants with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have enslaved and sexually brutalized scores of women, selling them into marriage or giving them as gifts to militant fighters, according to a new report.

Since August, ISIS has captured hundreds, if not thousands of Yezidi women and girls and taken them into sexual slavery as part of an ethnic cleansing movement, the Amnesty report says. The Yezidis are a Kurdish ethno-religious minority group that have been historically oppressed by Sunni extremists...

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