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Monday, 7 August 2017

Genocide survivor, Yazidi calls for Prosecution of ISIS militants.

Dear Gbetu Readers,

I am a Yazidi refugee and survivor of genocide. On August 3, 2014, ISIS waged an attack against my family and entire community in Sinjar, Iraq.
Thousands of Yazidis were killed or kidnapped, obliged to convert, or forcibly displaced. I was among more than 6,000 girls and women who were held captive as sex slaves.




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At the Global Citizen Festival in Hamburg last month, Global Citizen Ambassador Demi Lovato and I issued a rallying cry to world leaders: hold ISIS accountable by referring these crimes to the International Criminal Court (ICC).

More than 100,000 Global Citizens have taken action and supported my plea. But we must do more.
The ICC has previously refused to examine these crimes, citing a lack of information. Despite this setback, there is still hope for justice. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has the ability to establish a Commission of Inquiry to collect evidence on ISIS genocide crimes against the Yazidis.
With hope,
Nadia Murad, United Nations Goodwill Ambassador and Global Citizen
Can't make it to the Festival? You can still take the action here.
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