Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Women sold as sex slaves in Islamic State markets, says UN official

JPost reports reports that:
'The situation for Syrian women has worsened since July at the hands of Islamic State, said Valerie Amos, the UN's under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief.

She described how women and female children as young as 12 are enslaved and sexually abused. "Women captured as slaves by [Islamic State] have been sold in markets in Raqqa. Some are sold to individual men. Others are kept by [Islamic State] in rest houses and face multiple rapes by fighters returning from the battlefield," Amos reported during a UN Security Council session on Monday.

"Kurdish refugees from Kobani reported the capture of young girls by [Islamic State] for sexual purposes, girls as young as 12."'

The BBC are less keen to report such news, after there's Israel to vilify.

1 comment:

andy5759 said...

Bt wif bungs me out of that link. They do that often, but not all the time. Sometimes it's one site that goes crook, other times it's a particular topic. It's obviously a coincidence, unless the various agencies attempting to get my identity crash my phone.