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Thu Aug 28, 2014, 12:19 PM

Rape and Sexual Slavery Inside an ISIS Prison


Survivors who managed to escape from ISIS say the women held in its prison in Mosul face two fates: Those who convert to Islam are sold as brides to Islamist fighters for prices as low as $25, and ranging up to $150. Those who do not convert face daily rape and a slow death.

Accounts of the prison have come from women who managed to hide their cellular phones, calling relatives to describe their plight. Some imprisoned women have been forced by militants to call their families. The mother of one woman still held captive told The Daily Beast about the call she received from her daughter. She was forced to listen as her daughter detailed being raped by dozens of men over the course of a few hours. Still other women testified that multiple children had been born under these conditions, with the newborns ripped away from their mother’s arms to fates unknown.

Women who have run away from ISIS’s prison and the families of those still held captive have come to Pakhshan Zangana for help. As the head of the High Council of Women’s Affairs for The Kurdish Regional Government Zangana is trying to bring attention to the women’s plight and plead for intervention on their behalf but fears that her efforts have stalled. “We have women and families calling in every day, the situation is getting desperate,” said Zangana. Without outside aid, Zangana has turned to asking for private donations to try to buy the captured Yazidi women back from ISIS before they are sold into sexual slavery.

Mosul’s Badush prison, where the women are enslaved, has become a literal house of horrors since the Islamic State seized control of the area. During the ISIS initial assault on Mosul in June, Badush’s gates were opened and 670 Shia inmates executed. This massacre, which was confirmed by 20 survivors and 16 eyewitnesses, according to U.N. Human Rights Chief, Navi Pillay, marked only the beginning of the horrors that have occurred inside the prison after it fell under ISIS control.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014, 12:36 PM

1. I do not even want to contemplate what pure hell that would be.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014, 12:39 PM

2. I was kind of surprised about the number of foreigners involved

It seems like a free for all for the most base instincts and it's an international cast of characters - the last section of the article discusses the Russian voices and British and other Europeans there. This kind of situation could attract a lot of psychopaths from around the world. They can buy a woman for $15 or free from consequences rape.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014, 12:43 PM

3. That's exactly it--the world's psychopaths gathering for a really sick festival

of torture and destruction. That's why I have thus far supported us bombing the bejeezus out of them.

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