Published On: Mon, Feb 6th, 2017

Nadia Murad recounds human trafficking horrors in the hands of Islamic State Muslim men, raping girls as early as age nine

A human trafficking survivor is shocking the world as she details the horrors of captivity in the hands of Islamic State militants. Nadia Murad Basee Taha recounted the treatment of herself and thousands of other women and girls.

“We didn’t feel valued as humans in their hands,” Murad told STV News.

Nadia Murad, 21, is a Yazidi captured by these Sunni Islamic extremists in Iraqi Kurdistan in 2014.


“They enslaved more than 6,500 females they took them to different places. They did what they want to the women and my fate was the same. I was one of the victims and they did everything to us.”

Nadia explained that the radicals took any girl over nine years old, enslaving them, abusing them, and forcing them to change their religion.

“We were subjected to crimes to their hands that nobody can mention what they did for us,” she said.

Nadia Murad speaking with BBC photo/ screenshot

Murad added that during her captivity she was kept for two months in a house with a man and his family where she was raped by at least a dozen men.

“All ISIS members have the same behavior and they were dealing with us at the same level but this one who took me told me he was a very, very bad man,” she said.

“I was subjected to many bad things. In total 12 men raped me,” she continued. “The last man who bought me said he would take me to someone from Syria. He went to buy clothes for me and there were no guards in front of his house; he told me to prepare because he was going to rape me.”

Murad was able to escape through the help of human rights workers and a fake I.D., eventually making her way to Germany, where she has been able to begin a new life.

Back in October, Murad was awarded the prestigious Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize in Strasbourg for her courage in speaking out about her ordeal.

Visit her website, get more information HERE

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