Turkey Releases ISIS Who Kidnapped Yazidi Child

Milaperetz
1 min readAug 13, 2021

Three members of the Islamic State (ISIS), who kidnapped a Yazidi child, transported her from Iraq to Turkey and attempted to sell her online, were released in Turkey’s capital, Ankara, where they currently reside.

In the indictment accepted on March 8 and prepared by Ankara’s prosecutor’s office, the three men are charged with “membership in the ISIS terrorist organization” and “taking part in its senior management.”

This is not the first case of a Yazidi child kidnapped and put on sale in Turkey. Another Yazidi child was sold in Ankara in 2018, and then freed through the mediation efforts of Yazidi and humanitarian-aid organizations. This was another crime exposed by the same courageous journalist, Hale Gönültaş.

As Turkey releases ISIS terrorists who have committed many crimes against humanity (including genocide), the same Turkish government is now the second largest jailer of journalists who criticize government policies.

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