Yazidi woman who became ISIS sex slave reveals her horrendous ordeal

Yazidi woman Shatha Salim Bashar, 28, was captured in Iraq by ISIS militants in 2014

Yazidi woman Shatha Salim Bashar, 28, was captured in Iraq by ISIS militants in 2014

A former ISIS sex slave has spoken about how she was passed around 14 times among different jihadis in the lead up to giving evidence against one of her alleged rapists. 

Yazidi woman Shatha Salim Bashar, 28, was captured in Iraq by ISIS militants alongside her mother, sister, and two younger brothers in August 2014.   

Her three-and-a-half years’ imprisonment at the hands of the ISIS members allegedly included countless instances of rape, being used as a human shield in Syria and seeing her best friend die on the battlefield. 

Shatha initially tried to avoid the wrath of her enslavers by saying she was the mother of her three-year-old brother. 

She told Fox News that it made no difference. 

‘I can’t forget the first time I was raped,’ she said. 

‘I was traded 14 times among the jihadists.’ 

The 28-year-old next month will testify against one of her alleged rapists in a German court, after he was brought to trial in his European home of origin. 

Shatha is now preparing to testify in a German court against an alleged attacker (stock photo)

 Shatha is now preparing to testify in a German court against an alleged attacker (stock photo)

The trial is one of a number recently brought before German courts against alleged ISIS members. 

Shatha was one of 6,417 Yazidi to be kidnapped in the ISIS attack on Iraq’s Sinjar Mountain in 2014, according to the Kurdistan Regional Government’s Office of Kidnapped Affairs.

Shatha was one of 6,417 Yazidi to be kidnapped in the ISIS attack on Iraq’s Sinjar Mountain in 2014 (stock photo)

Shatha was one of 6,417 Yazidi to be kidnapped in the ISIS attack on Iraq’s Sinjar Mountain in 2014 (stock photo)

Many of those kidnapped are still unaccounted for, including Shatha’s brothers. 

‘We need help to rescue the rest of the people that are still missing,’ she said.

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