Sex slavery pushes Iraq IS victims to suicide

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BAGHDAD: Women and girls from Iraq’s Yazidi religious minority forced into sexual slavery by the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group have committed suicide or tried to, Amnesty International said on Tuesday. “Many of those held as sexual slaves are children – girls aged 14, 15 or even younger,” Donatella Rovera, Amnesty’s senior crisis response adviser, said in a statement. A 19-year-old named Jilan committed suicide out of fear she would be raped, Amnesty quoted her brother as saying.

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