Kidnapped and bought into slavery at 14, one former Yazidi intercourse slave lastly had the possibility to confront her brutal Islamic State captor in a heartwrenching second that has gone viral. Her story additionally had a disturbing European twist.
Standing earlier than her abuser, Ashwaq Haji Hamid demanded solutions, whereas the captured militant stood together with his head bowed, refusing to look his sufferer within the eye for the whole confrontation. “Why did you do this to me?” she requested in a video filmed by Iraqi TV, demanding that he increase his head to face her.
You’ve destroyed my life. You took the whole lot from me. The whole lot I dreamed of.
Earlier than the confrontation, Hamid bravely recounted how she had been amongst 300-400 Yazidi women and girls who have been bought as slaves after 1000’s of males have been killed by Islamic State (IS, previously ISIS/ISIL) terrorists within the Yazidi heartland of Mount Sinjar in 2014. The harrowing interview was broadcast by the Al-Iraqiya information channel on November 26.
مشهد يهز المشاعر .. الايزيدية أشواق حجي تواجه مغتصبها الداعشي بعد خمس سنوات، وهو عراقي الجنسية، الذي استعبدها لفترة طويلة وتعرضت على يده لأبشع أنواع الانتهاكات الجسدية والنفسية حينما كانت بعمر 14 سنة.
— Yazidi الايزيدية (@Ezidi2) November 30, 2019
Hamid recalled that the militant, referred to as Abu Hamam, had purchased her at an IS slave market in Mosul, Iraq, the place the teenager had been introduced from Syria. He would sexually abuse and beat her a number of instances a day.
Now you understand what torture is, what it’s wish to be tortured, what loneliness is. If you happen to had any sense, any emotions, you wouldn’t have raped me after I was 14-years-old.
“I used to be the age of your son, the age of your daughter,” she continued, earlier than finally fainting and collapsing to the bottom in entrance of her now-handcuffed captor.
Hamid fled to Germany in 2015 and started to construct a brand new life, however was pressured to confront the trauma once more when she ran into Hamam on a avenue in Stuttgart, the place he threatened her by saying he knew now the place she lived.
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Fearing for her life once more, Hamid determined she would reasonably return to dwell in a refugee camp together with her father in Iraq than dwell with the specter of being so close to her captor once more. Though she informed German police an IS militant was strolling free on their streets, she was knowledgeable there was nothing they may do as a result of, like her, he was registered as a refugee.
Hamam has since been arrested by Iraqi authorities, though it’s unclear how precisely he ended up again within the Islamic republic.
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