A researcher at the University of Bristol’s Gender and Violence Research Centre says at least 2,500 women from the minority sect have been kidnapped and subjected to abuse. Nazand Begikhani:
These women have been treated like cattle. They have been subjected to physical and sexual violence, including systematic rape and sex slavery. They’ve been exposed in markets in Mosul and in Raqqa, Syria, carrying price tags.
A survivor, asked what she would say to the 70-year-old Arab man who took her home and ordered her to convert to Islam at gunpoint:
I wouldn’t want to tell him anything. I just want to kill him.
She says she has given up a dream of being a doctor that she had before being taken by ISIS.