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In Northern Iraq, Yazidis Risk All to Flee Daesh

By John Davison DUHOK, Iraq, Nov 27 – When shells began crashing around the town of Tal Afar as Shi’ite militias brought the fight to Daesh in northern Iraq, Abu Faraj saw his chance to escape captivity. He and 17 other members of the Yazidi religious community, one of Iraq’s oldest minorities, moved to the

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EU Parliament Awards Sakharov Prize to Yazidi Women

By Philip Blenkinsop BRUSSELS, Oct 27  РThe European Parliament on Thursday awarded its Sakharov Prize to Nadia Murad and Lamiya Aji Bashar, two Iraqi Yazidi women who were held as sex slaves by Daesh militants and have campaigned for human rights since escaping. Murad and Bashar were among thousands of women and girls abducted,

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Former Captive of Daesh Dedicates Rights Award to Persecuted Women

By Temesghen Debesai LONDON, Oct 11 – A Yazidi woman who was held captive and raped by Daesh militants in Iraq paid tribute to persecuted women and victims of human trafficking around the world as she received a human rights award from the Council of Europe. Nadia Murad Basee Taha became the fourth recipient of

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Daesh Committing Genocide Against Yazidis: U.N.

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, June 16 – Daesh is committing the crime of genocide against the Yazidis in Syria and Iraq, seeking to destroy the ethno-religious group of 400,000 people through killings, sexual slavery and other crimes, United Nations investigators said on Thursday. Their report, based on interviews with dozens of survivors, said that the

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