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ISIS jihadists sell sex slaves on Facebook

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Islamic State terrorists use Facebook to sell sex slaves to fellow jihadists, justifying the price by “supply and demand.” The worrying report by the Washington Post sheds more light on hundreds of women held captive and traded by the terror group.

Photos of a young girl of about 18 were posted on Facebook by an Islamic State (IS, previously ISIS/ISIL) militant called Abu Assad Almani, which is Arabic for “German,” the Washington Post reports.

“To all the brothers thinking about buying a slave, this one is $8,000,” said Almani’s post dated May 20. The same man reportedly posted a second image a few hours later, this time showing a pale young face with weepy red eyes.

“Another sabiyah [slave], also about $8,000. Yes or no?” he wrote in the posting.

 

Displaying the images, Almani told his Facebook friends to “get married and come to dawlah [the IS-held territory in Iraq and Syria].” A heated discussion erupted between him and different commenters who doubted the $8,000 asking price was reasonable. Some mocked the girls’ looks, while others slammed Almani for showing women wearing no veil.

“What makes her worth that price? Does she have an exceptional skill?”one of his correspondents asked about the woman in the second photo. “No,” he replies. “Supply and demand makes her that price.”

The images and Almani’s profile were deleted by Facebook within hours, according to the newspaper. But the posts highlight a worrying sign of a growing slave trade, with probably hundreds of women being held and sold as sex slaves by IS militants.

As the terror group has been pinned down in Iraq and, especially, Syria, where government troops and the Russian Air Force continue to hit IS, female sex slaves appear to be increasingly traded by jihadists. Various media reports suggest the militants are running low of cash, food and medicines, which could be explained by the shrinking supply routes stretching between IS-held territory and Turkey.

In August last year, the UN said it obtained a hard copy of the Islamic State’s sex price list, alleging jihadist fighters can get children aged 1 to 9 for about $165, adolescent girls for $124 and women over 40 for as little as $41.

“The girls get peddled like barrels of petrol,” Zainab Bangura, the UN’s Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Sexual Violence in Conflict, told Bloomberg. “One girl can be sold and bought by five or six different men. Sometimes these fighters sell the girls back to their families for thousands of dollars of ransom.”

Earlier in March, Nadia Murad, a Yazidi girl who survived IS sex slavery, told RT that all the females in several Kurdish villages in Syria were abducted, including small children: “There were thousands of women. In the first days I witnessed fighters taking girls who were over the age of nine to rape them.”

Other social media conversations suggested IS fighters discussed harvesting human organs for better profit from sex slaves. In one conversation, a jihadist supporter expressed his desire to buy kidneys or livers, calling them merely “spare parts.”

“These social media conversations also reveal information on where and under what conditions the women are being held, on the going prices for them, and even on other issues relating to them – such as possible trafficking in human organs,” said a report released by the Middle East Media Research Institute MEMRI), a Washington-based research organization.

 

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French government urges Russia to immediately release Navalny

He also informed Putin that France’s own analysis had confirmed Germany’s conclusion that Navalny was poisoned by Novichok “in contravention of international norms on using chemical weapons”.

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French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday urged his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to urgently shed light on the “attempted murder” of opposition figure Alexei Navalny after French tests confirmed the use of the Novichok nerve agent, the Elysée said.

Macron told Putin in telephone talks that it is “imperative that all light be shed, without delay, on the circumstances of this attempted murder and who is responsible”, the French presidency said in a statement.

Read: Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny detained after landing in Moscow

He also informed Putin that France’s own analysis had confirmed Germany’s conclusion that Navalny was poisoned by Novichok “in contravention of international norms on using chemical weapons”.

Putin, for his part, told Macron that it was “inappropriate” to make groundless accusations against Russia over the suspected poisoning of Navalny, the Kremlin said.

The Russian leader said his country wanted Germany to hand over medical test results taken from Navalny, according to a Kremlin readout of the call.

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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny detained after landing in Moscow

Russian prison service said he was detained for multiple violations of parole and terms of a suspended prison sentence.

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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was detained at a Moscow airport after returning from Germany on Sunday, the prison service said.

The prison service said he was detained for multiple violations of parole and terms of a suspended prison sentence and would be held in custody until a court makes a decision in his case.

Mr. Navalny, who is President Vladimir Putin’s most prominent and determined foe, had spent the previous five months in Germany recovering from a nerve agent attack that he blamed on the Kremlin.

Mr. Navalny decided to leave Berlin of his own free will and wasn’t under any apparent pressure to leave from Germany.

The prison service made the announcement after the flight carrying Mr. Navalny landed in the Russian capital, though at a different airport than had been scheduled. It was a possible attempt to outwit journalists and supporters who wanted to witness Mr. Navalny’s return.

The prison service last week issued a warrant for his arrest, saying he had violated the terms of suspended sentence he received on a 2014 conviction for embezzlement. The prison service has asked a Moscow court to turn Mr. Navalny’s 3 1/2-year suspended sentence into a real one.

After boarding the Moscow flight in Berlin on Sunday, Mr. Navalny said of the prospect of arrest: “It’s impossible; I’m an innocent man.”

The Kremlin has repeatedly denied a role in the opposition leader’s poisoning.

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13 Israelis suffer facial paralysis post inoculation

“For at least 28 hours, I walked around with it (facial paralysis),” one person who had the side effect told Ynet.

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Jerusalem, Jan 17 : At least 13 Israelis suffered mild facial paralysis as a side effect after receiving the first Covid vaccine jabs, the Health Ministry said, adding that the count could be higher.

The officials have raised questions on whether or not to administer the second dose to these individuals the Health Ministry had recommended for the second dose, reported the Jerusalem Post.

“For at least 28 hours, I walked around with it (facial paralysis),” one person who had the side effect told Ynet.

“I can’t say it was completely gone afterwards, but other than that I had no other pains, except a minor pain where the injection was, but there was nothing beyond that.”

As for receiving the second dose, he admits he is undecided, but says that “it is important to note that this is something rare, and I don’t want people to avoid getting vaccinated – it’s important”.

“I recently came across, for example, someone vaccinated who was dealing with paralysis, and decided not to give her a second dose,” Galia Rahav, Director of the Infectious Diseases Unit at Sheba Medical Centre told Ynet.

“It is true that it can be given according to the Health Ministry, but I did not feel comfortable with it.”

She added that, “No one knows if this is connected to the vaccine or not. That’s why I would refrain from giving a second dose to someone who suffered from paralysis after the first dose.”

However, the Health Ministry has assured of the second dose only when the paralysis passes, Ynet reported.

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