‘I was raped every day for six months’: Yazidi girl says after escaping from ISIS
Ekhlas, A Yazidi girl has spoken of her miserable situation she went through at the hands of ISIS fighters after she was taken prisoner by force and used as a sex slave.
In 2014, ISIS fighters attacked the Yazidis, a related to a group of people with the same religion, race, culture, etc. Kurdish group in northern Iraqi, killing the men and taking women as sex slaves.
Ekhlas, who was 14 at the time, tried to escape but was not fast enough. She was captured by the use of force along with thousands of other Yazidi women. She was held by ISIS as a sex slave for six months. Every day for six months he raped me
After six months, Ekhlas managed to escape as her the person who captures another person was out fighting. She was taken to a safe place for badly mistreated people.
“How am I telling you this without crying? I tell you I ran out of tears. He picked me out of 150 girls by drawing lots. He was so ugly, like a beast, with his long hair. He smelt so bad, I was so frightened I couldn’t look at him.”
She is now in Germany where she is under therapy and wants to become a lawyer in the future.
Some 9,900 Yazidis were killed or took/taken (prisoners) by force when ISIS took over Mount Sinjar in the summer of 2014.