The Unraveling of an Award-Winning Documentary

The director of “Sabaya,” about Yazidi women who had been sexually enslaved by ISIS, says that he wasn’t present for a key scene and that he substituted footage.

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ISIS Fighter Convicted in Death of Enslaved 5-Year-Old Girl

In a trial held in Germany, the man was sentenced to life in prison for the death of the Yazidi girl, whom he allowed to die of thirst in Falluja, Iraq.

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German Woman Convicted of a Crime Against Humanity in Death of Yazidi Child

The woman was sentenced to 10 years in prison after a court found that she joined the Islamic State and enslaved a Yazidi mother and child, whom she left to die in the summer heat of Iraq in 2015.

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Behind the Scenes of the Events of Jan. 6

John Eastman, a lawyer who advised Donald Trump, and others discuss Jan. 6. Also: A non-coup pledge; missing Yazidis; clerical celibacy; taxing the ultrarich.

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3,000 Yazidis Are Still Missing. Their Families Know Where Some of Them Are.

Seven years after they were captured by the Islamic State, some members of the Iraqi religious minority are still being held captive by fighters in Syria. Others are with families of ISIS militants.

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Women Enslaved by ISIS Say They Did Not Consent to a Film About Them

The acclaimed documentary “Sabaya” portrays the rescue of Yazidi women sexually enslaved by the Islamic State terrorist group. But many of the traumatized women said they never agreed to be in the film.

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Nemam Ghafouri, Doctor Who Aided Yazidis in Iraq, Dies at 52

Dr. Ghafouri helped survivors of an ISIS genocide and reunited formerly enslaved women with children taken from them. She died of Covid-19.

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Women Once Enslaved by ISIS Are Reunited With Their Children

Yazidi women freed from sexual slavery under ISIS were forced to give up their babies. Two years later, some are risking everything to get them back.

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Pope Francis Meets Iraq’s Top Ayatollah as Both Urge Peace

The meeting with Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani came as Francis sought to protect his persecuted flock in Iraq by forging closer bonds between the Roman Catholic Church and the Muslim world.

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With a Mass Funeral, Yazidi Survivors Honor Victims of ISIS

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When Does an Enemy’s Cultural Heritage Become One’s Own?

The cease-fire in Nagorno-Karabakh may offer new hope for the preservation of threatened monuments everywhere.

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Genocide Trial in Germany for Accused ISIS Member in Death of Yazidi Girl

The 27-year-old Iraqi man is accused of enslaving and murdering a 5-year-old. His trial is believed to be the first that carries the charge of genocide in relation to the Yazidis.

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