Wednesday, August 5, 2015

UN: Young Girls Sell for $165 as IS Sex Slaves; Women between Ages of 40 and 50 Sell for $40

A United Nations official has confirmed the existence of an Islamic State (IS) sex slave price list that is distributed in Iraq and Syria to regulate how much enslaved women and children are sold for in the caliphate's slave markets, the Christian Post website reports today (August 5, 2015).

UN special envoy on sexual violence in conflict, Zainab Bangura, said that while she was visiting Iraq last spring, she obtained a copy of an IS pamphlet that lists the varying prices for the different age ranges of enslaved women and children.

According to the list -- which Bangura deemed authentically produced by IS and representative of real transactions -- small children fetch the most money, with little girls being sold for as much as $165.

Adolescent children between the age of 10 and 20 are sold for about $124. Twenty to 30-year-old women are sold for about $85, while 30 to 40-year-olds are sold for about $65. Rounding out the bottom of the list are 40 to 50-year-old women, who are expected to be sold for about $40.

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