KRG Forced to Look into a Egyp­tian Slav­ery Scan­dal

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H.G. Has­san

Galawej Adel Rahim[one of the Egyp­tian slave vic­tims] on the left and her daugh­ter on the right.

A doc­u­ment founded in the Iraqi In­tel­li­gence and Se­cu­rity base gave away that dur­ing an An­fal Cam­paign, a num­ber of girls(18 to be pre­cise) were cap­tured by and sent to Egypt to act as strippers and pros­ti­tutes in sex clubs. Ner­chivan Barzani launched an in­ves­ti­ga­tion com­mit­tee ded­i­cated to the eigh­teen girls sold to Egyp­tian sex clubs dur­ing Sad­dam's reign, some­where around the An­fal ac­tion.

The fol­low­ing pic­ture is the doc­u­ment that was dis­cov­ered in the ru­ins of the of­fices in Kirkuk

The doc­u­ment states in Kur­dish, " We have ar­rested dif­fer­ent groups of peo­ple, among them young girls aged be­tween 14 and 29 years old. Ac­cord­ing to your re­quest, we have sent a group of these girls to the harems and night­clubs of the Arab Repub­lic of Egypt."

Bel­low, it gives the names of the eigh­teen girls taken from their homes along with their age(at that cur­rent time):

Galawej Adel (14)

Chi­man Nazim Abaas (22) Leyla Ab­bas Jawhar (21) Lamiah Nazim Omar (19)

Bah­man Shukir Mustafa (26)

Khusaran Ab­dul­lah Taw­fiq (20)

Qadriyah Ahmed Ibrahim (17)

Gol­malek Ibrahim Ali (19)

Khawla Ahmed Fakhradeen (25) Es­mat Qader Aziz (24) Na­jiba Has­san Ali (18) Ha­siba Ameen Ali (29) Shiler Has­san Ali (20) Shukriyah Rustem Mo­ham­mad (27)

Habiba Hi­dayat Ibrahim (15)

Rahim

Kuwes­tan Ab­bas Mawlud (26)

Serwa Oth­man Karam (17) Soza Majeed (22) An episode of the Egyp­tian TV series, Ni­ran Sadeeqa, man­aged to re­light the match of anger amongst the Kur­dish peo­ple see­ing as it was about the same 18 girls who were forced into slav­ery around 50 years ago.

Dur­ing one scene of the episode, the main char­ac­ter talks to one of his fa­ther's em­ployee's about the girls that were cap­tured dur­ing an An­fal cam­paign show­ing up in his night club. The em­ployee proves to be no help as he stated that he was only fol­low­ing or­ders, and the pro­tag­o­nist de­cided to take up the is­sue with his fa­ther.

When con­fronting his fa­ther about the women who found them­selves put to work in his club, his fa­ther an­swered with, "Son, isn't it bet­ter for them to live than to die like oth­ers Kurds who die on a daily ba­sis in Iraq?"

"No, it is bet­ter for them to die. At least they die mar­tyrs. It is more hon­or­able for them to die than to be forced into work­ing in the night club," the young man replies with in­dig­na­tion.

Of course, no amount of act­ing could com­pare to how the fam­i­lies of the miss­ing, thought to be dead, fe­male's are prob­a­bly feel­ing. Af­ter go­ing through so much grief, their wounds are be­ing re­opened and salted mer­ci­lessly. Not to men­tion the pain of not know­ing whether they re­ally are dead or if they sur­vived, be­cause sta­tis­ti­cally speaking, the fe­males sent to the Egyp­tian sex clubs still have chances of be­ing alive.

Ab­dul Khaliq Qader Aziz, brother to one of the women on the list(Es­mat Qader Aziz) per­son­ally went to the Min­istry and set up an ap­point­ment with the Min­ster to ask him to find out what hap­pened to his sis­ter and the other women.

"The min­istry will make all ef­forts to pur­sue the case in or­der to reach the truth of this news se­ri­ously, so the Min­is­ter if Mar­tyrs and An­fal and a group of fam­i­lies of the vic­tims will visit Con­sulate of Repub­lic of Egypt in the cap­i­tal Er­bil to pur­sue the case as a first step," the Min­is­ter had stated in a tele­vised news­cast of Shafaq News.

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