Germany, we ask this with all due respect, WTF is happening?
Former Yazidi slave girl is confronted by her Isis captor in German street, reports him to authorities, and is told: “he’s a refugee like you”. Ashwaq is scared for her life and returns to Kurdistan.https://t.co/8wa9cnVQbE
— Julie Lenarz (@MsJulieLenarz) August 16, 2018
Imagine being this young woman and having cops tell her there’s nothing they can do about it because he was also a registered refugee?
Germany has to do better than this.
"The police identified the man from the market’s CCTV but told her that there was nothing they could do — he was also a registered refugee." https://t.co/0VxxeCBDUa
— David Hirsh (@DavidHirsh) August 16, 2018
More from France 24:
Her refuge in Germany, where she took language lessons, was cut short on February 21 when a man called out her name in a supermarket and started talking to her in German.
“He told me he was Abu Humam. I told him I didn’t know him, and then he started talking to me in Arabic,” she said.
“He told me: ‘Don’t lie, I know very well that you’re Ashwaq’,” she said, adding that he gave her home address and other details of her life in Germany.
After that experience, she immediately phoned the local police, who told her to contact a specialised department.
The judicial police in the Baden-Wuerttemberg region of southwestern Germany said an inquiry was opened on March 13 but that Ashwaq was not present to answer questions.
A spokesman for the German federal prosecutor’s office told AFP that so far the man’s identity could not be confirmed “with certainty”.
And, SURPRISE! This isn’t an “isolated incident.” From the BBC:
However, activists in Germany say her case may not be an isolated incident.
Düzen Tekkal, an activist and the founder of Hawar.Help, a Berlin-based organisation which campaigns for Yazidi rights, says she has heard of several cases where female Yazidi refugees recognised IS fighters in Germany.
Ashwaq herself says she heard similar accounts from other Yazidi girls who had escaped the jihadists.
Not all cases are reported to the authorities, however.
Germany, do better.
Journalist shares heartbreaking story of young Yazidi girl held as ISIS slave https://t.co/NeB7ZX8WMi
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 16, 2017
Twitter schools Amb. Samantha Power on ISIS atrocities committed against the Yazidi [corrected version] ==> http://t.co/JsJytXJDXd
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AP: Iraqi official says ISIS has taken 'hundreds of Yazidi women' captive http://t.co/NhXJHhLU5o
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