Yezidis Demand Return of Loved Ones Held by ISIS

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Iraq 15 Apr 2015 00:00

Kurdish Yezidi refugees in the Sharya camp near Dohuk in Iraqi Kurdistan took part in protest against the continued detention of their community members by ISIS. The protest was part of a campaign launched by the Yezidi Lalesh Cultural Center and other organizations. These protests coincided with the Yezidi New Year, also known as "Holy Wednesday", which is celebrated on the first Wednesday of April. Thousands of colored balloons carrying written heart-felt messages were released during the sit-in. The refugees wrote “My wish is to celebrate the holiday with my mother,” and “Our holiday is your return” among other slogans.

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Dohuk
By Transterra Editor
15 Apr 2015

Yezidi children hold up signs at a protest against the detention of Yezidis still being held by ISIS.

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Dohuk
By Transterra Editor
15 Apr 2015

A young Yezidi child holds up a sign which reads "When will I celebrate with my father". The young boy's father has been missing since ISIS overran northern Iraq forcing thousands of Yezidis to flee.

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Dohuk
By Transterra Editor
15 Apr 2015

The Sharya refugee camp near Dohuk in Iraqi Kurdistan.

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Dohuk
By Transterra Editor
15 Apr 2015

The Sharya refugee camp near Dohuk in Iraqi Kurdistan.

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Dohuk
By Transterra Editor
15 Apr 2015

A Yezidi boy holds up a sign that reads "When will I celebrate with my Mom". His mother was kidnapped by ISIS and is still missing.

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Dohuk
By Transterra Editor
15 Apr 2015

A young Yezidi girl holds up a sign asking her mother to return. Her mother was kidnapped by ISIS and is still missing.

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Dohuk
By Transterra Editor
15 Apr 2015

A young Yezidi boy holds up a sign calling for the return of the Yezidi women still being held by ISIS. The protest coincided with the Yezidi New Year and the boy's sign says that they can not truly celebrate until their women return.

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Dohuk
By Transterra Editor
15 Apr 2015

Yezidis hold up signs in solidarity with their kidnapped friends and family members who are still being detained by ISIS.

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Dohuk
By Transterra Editor
15 Apr 2015

A crowd of Yezidis wave signs demanding the return of their loved ones who have been missing ever since ISIS overran their villages.

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Dohuk
By Transterra Editor
15 Apr 2015

Yezidi children wave signs of solidarity with their missing loved ones who they believe are still being detained by ISIS.

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Dohuk
By Transterra Editor
15 Apr 2015

Yezidi children wave signs of solidarity with their missing loved ones who they believe are still being detained by ISIS.

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Dohuk
By Transterra Editor
15 Apr 2015

Yezidi children wave signs of solidarity with their missing loved ones who they believe are still being detained by ISIS.

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Dohuk
By Transterra Editor
15 Apr 2015

Crowds of Yezidis protest outside the Sharya camp holding up signs written in English and Arabic, calling for the return of their loved ones who they believe are being held by ISIS.

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Dohuk
By Transterra Editor
15 Apr 2015

Yezidi children hold up signs at a protest against the detention of Yezidis still being held by ISIS.

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Dohuk
By Transterra Editor
15 Apr 2015

Yezidis hold up signs and balloons with messages directed at the Yezidis still being held by ISIS.