Yazidis left to their fate in Iraq: ‘The world has forgotten us’
8:00AM BST 10 Aug 2015
The beginning of pure evil.
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A year after Islamic State’s siege of Mount Sinjar alerted the world to the fate of the Yazidi people, the Iraqi MP who highlighted their plight tells Richard Spencer that they have been abandoned.
The woman MP from the threatened Yazidi minority who attracted the world’s attention to her people’s plight a year ago. With a tear-filled plea to the Iraqi parliament to save them, she accuses the world of now abandoning them to their fate.
In an interview with The Telegraph to mark the anniversary of the killings by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, thousands of Yazidis around their historic homeland of Mount Sinjar speak about the capture and mass rape of their women.
Vian Dakhil said refugees were being forced to sell their few possessions to buy back girls from the group’s “slave markets.” Tragically, thousands of women, girls and children remain captive despite aerial bombardment of Isil positions by a US-led coalition, including Britain.