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Yazidi former sex slave recalls IS group hell in Iraq

Nadia Murad, a 21-year-old Yazidi woman, was held as a sex slave for three months by Islamic State (IS) group jihadists in northern Iraq. She managed to escape her captors and has now found refuge in Germany. Murad recalled her horrific experience at the hands of the jihadists in an interview with FRANCE 24.

Nadia Murad recalled how in August 2014, IS group jihadists entered her village in northern Iraq and killed all of the men. Six of her brothers were murdered, as well as her mother. Like thousands of other women, Murad was sold as a sex slave.

Three months later, she managed to escape and eventually found refuge in Germany. She urges the world to do more about the plight of her community and help the thousands of women still held as slaves by Islamic State jihadists.

"These criminals must be brought to justice," she told FRANCE 24's Cyril Vanier.

By Cyril VANIER

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