A Yazidi woman who was reped by a member of the Daesh terror group , fainted when she confronted with her rapist on Iraqi television.
Ashwaq Haji Hamid was kidnapped when she was 14 and raped multiple times by a memeber of Daesh terror group which seized her hometown Mount Sinjar, the Yazidi ancestral heartland in Iraq, killed males and abducted the girls to use as sex slaves.
“I was approximately 14 years old when I was arrested by Daesh terrorists” Hamid said in an interview with Iraqi station Al-Iraqiya translated into English by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).
In 2014, Daesh rounded up, killed and sold into sexual slavery, thousands of Christians and other religious minorities, particularly Yazidis, whose plight on Iraq’s Mt. Sinjar prompted an international intervention.
“We arrived in Syria at midnight. We were worried and didn’t know what would become of us and whether we would be killed or not,” she said.
“However, we took some comfort in being together — we would either live together or die together. But then they separated us from one another. There, in Syria, the Daesh terrorists separated all the girls above the age of nine from their relatives. We were taken to Mosul. We were 300 or 400 women in Mosul. We stayed there for three days and the Daesh men would come and see us. They would give us to one another as gifts or sell us for cheap.”
‘’Daesh fighter Abu Humam selected me and then he pulled me by the hair. I did not expect them to rape us because I was only 14. But they restrained us with iron handcuffs and violently raped us. He kept promising that he would let me go but then he would rape me three times a day and beat me three or four times a day. I was just a child and didn’t know anything.” she continued.
“Even if I was allowed to kill him, I would not want to get his filth on my hands, but I demand that the government do us right — it’s not just me, because who knows how many Yazidi girls he raped after me.”
It was reported that, after Hamid escaped, she moved to Germany with her family in 2015. However she unexpectedly ran into him on the street in Gremany.
‘’I was shocked when I came across with him on the street. I saw him firstly in 2016. The second time we came across, he came close to me and said, 'I know everything about you. I was so afraid, did not feel safe in Germany.’’ she stated on a web portal InfoMigrants.
After the encounter, she had to leave Germany and return to Iraq.
Hamid was allowed by the authorities to confront her rapist Abu Humam on television.
She demanded an explanation for why he tortured her and admonished him for “destroying her life” as he ashamedly stood in front of her in a yellow prison uniform.
“Why did you do this to me? Why? Because I’m Yazidi? I was 14 years old when you raped me. Look up. Do you have any feelings? Do you have any honor? I was 14 years old, as old as your daughter, your son, or your sister.” she said.
“You destroyed my life. You robbed me of all my dreams. I was once held by Daesh, by you, but now you will feel the meaning of torment, torture and loneliness. If you had any feelings, you would not have raped me when I was 14, the age of your son, the age of your daughter.” she continued, reprehending.
During the broadcast, Hamid could not resist any longer and suddenly fainted.