Fmr. ISIS Captive Lamya Bashar Tells Her Story: I Was Sold as a Slave Girl, Raped, Beaten, Tortured




Published on Nov 30, 2018

Lamya Bashar, a Yazidi girl who was in ISIS captivity for 20 months, was interviewed on ON TV (Egypt) on November 18, 2018. Lamya said that all her male family members were killed, and that she hasn't heard from her mother in over four years. She described the slave girl market at the shari'a court in Mosul, where ISIS would put up pictures, names, and prices of the girls who were being sold. Lamya and her sister were bought by an ISIS member who would rape and beat them together. She was 15 at the time, and she said that she wanted to kill herself after the first time she was raped. She was later separated from her sister and was purchased by a second ISIS member, who forced her to work in a shop that made carbombs and explosive devices. Lamya and two of her friends escaped from Hawija, Iraq, and during the escape one of her friends stepped on an explosive device. The explosion killed the two other girls, burned Lamya's face, and blinded her. She described that moment, saying: "All I wanted was to die and find rest."