Nineteen Iraqi Yazidi girls who refused to have sex with their Islamic State captors were placed in iron cages and burned alive in front of a crowd of hundreds in Mosul on Thursday, activists and witnesses say.
“The 19 girls were burned to death, while hundreds of people were watching,” a witness told ARA News.
Human Rights Watch and the United Nations have called on ISIS to release the girls, citing human rights abuses.
“The longer they are held by ISIS, the more horrific life becomes for Yazidi women, bought and sold, brutally raped, their children torn from them,” said Skye Wheeler, a women’s rights emergencies researcher at Human Rights Watch, according to ARA News. Some of the girls have even been put up for sale on social media platforms, according to the Middle East Media Research Institute.
The Kurdistan Regional Government estimates that ISIS in Iraq and Syria is holding 1,800 abducted women and girls, while the U.
Caribou downgraded slightly, rock crabs higher by 4% and octopus off by a nickel. When a really obnoxious term gets incorporated into the vocabulary of the day, just because one high profile wanker starts using it. It sounds too much like the term 'fatherland' from the Nazi era. I just would like a more gender neutral term for Homeland Defense. Also extremely annoying is when people say Saddam Hussain is evil because he would use biological weapons on his own people.
7/31/02 Study: Dogs may be smarter than previously thought. Pentagon not amused by what's being hailed as the greatest military practical joke ever. And now all the international journalists are saying it. I also find the new term 'Office of Homeland Protection' somewhat repugnant.