Tara Abhasakun

Thai-Iranian-American journalist. She covers Mideast women and minorities.

Meet the Diaspora Yazidis Fighting for Their People

ISIS’s onslaught against Yazidis has raged on for three and a half years. The rapes, beheadings, and shootings of Yazidis in Iraqi Kurdistan have been documented in front of the world. But Yazidis living abroad are giving their people a voice. Rabwah Times spoke with three prominent Yazidis, including an athlete, artist, and an NGO worker about how they have used their profession to give Yazidis hope. Yurki Mamadov Yurik Mamadov, 27, is a professional boxer of Yazidi origin raised …