Tag : Yezidi

In Pictures: At the Conference of Armenian Genocide
01 Apr
3:30

In Pictures: At the Conference of Armenian Genocide

March 20, 2015: At the Conference on Genocide ‘Prevention to Justice’ organized by the Armenian Genocide Centennial and Armenian National Committee of Canada at University of Toronto. Honored to be here, however, disgusted by the presence of so-called Yeizidi representative from ‘Yezidi Yezidi Human Rights Organization-International‘ as a guest speaker who…

Iraq: Yezidi women and girls face harrowing sexual violence
23 Dec
8:52

Iraq: Yezidi women and girls face harrowing sexual violence

Amnesty International Torture, including rape and other forms of sexual violence, suffered by women and girls from Iraq’s Yezidi minority who were abducted by the armed group calling itself the Islamic State (IS), highlights the savagery of IS rule, said Amnesty International in a new briefing today.   Escape from…

Religious minorities under threat in the Middle East: Yazidi Leaders Seek Help Against ISIS
01 Nov
8:15

Religious minorities under threat in the Middle East: Yazidi Leaders Seek Help Against ISIS

A delegation of top Yazidi religious and cultural leaders came to the US this week (October 24-31) seeking help for their community in Iraq, which has been devastated by ISIS extremists. ISIS considers the ancient religious minority to be pagan. More than 300,000 Yazidis have been driven from their homes…

14-year-old Yezidi Kurdish girl’s ordeal in the hands of ISIS terrorists
11 Sep
3:42

14-year-old Yezidi Kurdish girl’s ordeal in the hands of ISIS terrorists

How 14-year-old girl escaped from ISIS after she was kidnapped and given as a gift to Islamist fighter Mohammed A. Salih, Washington Post | September 11, 2014 This is the story told to me by a 14-year-old Yazidi girl I’ll call “Narin,” currently staying in northern Iraqi Kurdistan. I am…