Uncovering Iraq’s religious front for child prostitution

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Security Television Network acquires the documentary , “Iraq’s Secret Sex Trade,” a BBC production.

IRAQ’s Secret Sex Trade

This powerful investigation into Shia clerics in some of Iraq’s holiest shrines uncovers a network of exploitation of young women and girls, trapped into prostitution and pimped out by a religious elite. For the first time the clerics’ secret sex trade has been captured on camera. Undercover filming and victim testimony reveal how they procure young women for male clients, and are prepared to conduct ‘pleasure marriages’ with children.

Review

This investigation showed how the hardships of post-conflict Iraq, and the rise of the Shia religious conservative establishment, have turned the clock back on women’s rights.” – “The teenager married too many times to count.

The Guardian

Article

Read an in-depth article by reporter Nawal al-Maghafi on BBC here

 

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