Mary Roe is a 17-year-old Iraqi national and member of the Yazidi faith. ISIL fighters abducted her on August 3, 2014. For the next nine months, she was enslaved and trafficked through ISIL detention centers, subjected to physical and sexual violence. ISIL initially “gifted” Mary Roe as a sex slave to Haji Hamad, a senior ISIL emir. Hamad kept her as a slave and repeatedly raped her for several months. Hamad eventually took Mary Roe to Umm Sayyaf’s husband and exchanged her for another Yazidi slave, Inas Alias Hussein.
Mary Roe II and Mary Roe III are cousins and Iraqi nationals who are members of the Yazidi faith. They were 15 and 13 years old, respectively, when ISIL fighters abducted them in August 2014. They were enslaved and transferred between a series of ISIL detention centers. Around November 2014, Mary Roe II and Mary Roe III were transferred to Umm Sayyaf and her husband’s custody, together with Mary Roe II’s younger sister and Mary Roe III’s older sister.
Nasima Avdo Saleh was 38 years old when she ISIL fighters abducted her and some of her children during an attack on Sinjar, Iraq, on August 4, 2014. The oldest of her five children was Inas Alias Hussein. Inas Alias Hussein was 15 years old when ISIL fighters abducted her. After initially being held captive together, Nasima Avdo Saleh and her daughter, Inas Alias Hussein were separated. Inas Alias Hussein was held by Umm Sayyaf and her husband at various residences between Fall 2014 and May 2015. Nasima Avdo Saleh does not know Inas Alias Hussein’s fate. She and her family only received information that, as of the summer of 2018, Inas Alias Hussein was alive and continuing to be held captive by ISIL fighters.
Mary Roe VI was 16 years old when ISIL fighters abducted her and her family on August 3, 2014. Mary Roe VI is an Iraqi national and member of the Yazidi faith. She was transferred between a series of ISIL detention centers for Yazidi women enslaved as sabaya. Around the fall of 2014, Abu Sayyaf visited a house where Yazidi girls were held captive and presented to ISIL leaders. Abu Sayyaf selected Mary Roe VI, Inas Alias Hussein, and another Yazidi girl and took them to his and Umm Sayyaf’s house in Syria. There, Mary Roe VI was kept as a slave for approximately eight months.