Reports have emerged that the Islamic State militants has been making women and children in its slave market carry price tags. The lowest price tag on women and children sold in the Mosul slave market starts at $10.
A UN report detailing the atrocities against the Yazidis and other minority communities captured by ISIS, stated that the UNAMI/OHCHR has credible information that an office for the sale of abducted women was opened in the al-Quds area of Mosul city.
"Women and girls are brought with price tags for the buyers to choose and negotiate the sale. The buyers were said to be mostly youth from the local communities," says the report by the U.N. Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).
The report also emphasised that the ISIS was "selling" these Yazidi women to the youth as a means of inducing them to join their ranks.
Earlier last month, a Yazidi woman, who escaped her captors, told Euronews that women were sold for $10 and in some instances were raped by several ISIS.
"We were sold for $10 or $12. Who could accept that behaviour? Can God accept that?" the woman said. "It's a shame to rape a woman, but when she is raped by 10 men... what is this? They are animals, they are not humans. Because of them I am afraid all the time."
The 26-page UN report, which found that the Islamic State has committed "gross human rights abuses and acts of violence of an increasingly sectarian nature," in Iraq and Syria, noted that ISIS also has been selling young teenage boys in its slave markets.
The report found that the group was operating two sex slave markets, one based in Mosul in Iraq and another in Raqqa, Syria.
Besides the Yazidis, the report claimed that it had confirmed information that a large majority of captives sold in the slave markets also comprised of women and children from Christian, Turkmen and Shabak Shi'a communities.