Yazidi Genocide

Scattered among Iraq, Syria, Iran, Turkey, Armenia and Georgia, the Yazidis are a small population which, although part by language and tradition of Kurdish history and world, has some specific traits that distinguish it. On 3 August 2014, fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq occupied Sinjar, a region in northern Iraq less than 15 kilometers from the border with Syria.

Thus began the Yazidi genocide: for men the choice is between death and conversion, while for women there is no choice: they will be deported, raped, enslaved and sold.

Over the years, thanks to the research of Simone Zoppellaro and the meeting with Nadia Murad, Farida Abbas and various associations that deal with the Yazidi world, we have collected testimonies on the persecutions against this people.