Iraqi Parliament: ISIS's crimes against Yazidis are genocide

​​​​​​​For the first time, Iraqi parliament admitted that ISIS/ Daesh committed crimes against the Yazidi women and children and religious and ethnic entities, as genocide and crimes against humanity.

On August 3, 2014, ISIS mercenaries attacked Şengal and the Yazidi villages in Başûr (Southern Kurdistan), and kidnapped thousands of women and children and killed men and young men.

The law stipulates that survivors are entitled to financial compensation, pensions and salaries, and calls for the establishment of a state-run administration to care for and rehabilitate survivors and help them integrate into society, according to a report by the UAE newspaper, The National.

Iraqi President Barham Salih wrote on Twitter that the parliamentary approval "is a victory for our daughters, victims of the worst violations of ISIS and genocide."

He added that "efforts to find out the fate of others who are still missing and those kidnapped, and to provide justice for the victims, must continue, and the perpetrators must be held accountable."

During ISIS attack separated the women from their male relatives and sold them in slavery market in al-Raqqa city, Mosul and other cities they occupied, while sending the men to their deaths.

During those attacks, ISIS mercenaries kidnapped about 7,000 women and girls and were sold as slaves, nearly half of them were eventually released, and about 2,800 women and young women are still missing or in captivity, some of them are in Turkey and the latter occupied areas in Syria.



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