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        Leticia Pfeffer, Global Citizen <>
        Today at 14:55


Dear Mike,

Three years ago today, ISIS militants invaded the town of Sinjar in northern Iraq, home to the Yazidi people. Within a matter of days, 3,000 Yazidis were killed and up to 7,000 were kidnapped and enslaved — the majority women and children. 

ISIS raped, beat and tortured girls as young as 9-years-old. These atrocities are unimaginable. But one survivor - Nadia Murad - is determined to fight for justice.

Stand with brave Yazidi women like Nadia and call for this case to be referred to the International Criminal Court.

The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court established four core international crimes, including genocide and crimes against humanity. 124 countries signed this agreement — but the Yazidi case can only be investigated if one of them refers it to the ICC.

Thanks to the actions of Global Citizens like you, Sweden and Belgium have announced that they are in favour of referring this case to the ICC — but so far, neither country has taken action. If we are to bring justice to the Yazidi community, we must keep up the pressure on Sweden, Belgium and the other 122 countries with the power to recommend an investigation. The 3,500 Yazidi women and children still in captivity have waited too long.

Click here to call on 124 countries to refer the Yazidi case to the International Criminal Court, and hold ISIS rapists and murderers to account.

With hope,

Leticia, CHIME FOR CHANGE and Global Citizen
« Last Edit: August 03, 2017, 08:15:PM by mike tesko »
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