yazidi genocide

EU Parliament Awards Sakharov Prize to Yazidi Women

By Philip Blenkinsop BRUSSELS, Oct 27  – The 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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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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