Yazidi Lawmaker Breaks Down in Iraqi Parliament: ISIL Is Exterminating My People

‘An entire religion is being exterminated from the face of the Earth’

Watch: Yazidi lawmaker breaks down in parliament (Gulf News)

A Yazidi lawmaker broke down in tears during a parliamentary session on Tuesday as she urged the government and the international community to save her community from being massacred or starved into extinction.

“Over the past 48 hours, 30,000 families have been besieged in the Sinjar mountains, with no water and no food,” said Vian Dakhil.

“As we speak there is genocide taking place against the Yezidis. My family is being butchered,” she said. “My family is being butchered.”

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