UN: Islamic State militants accused of genocide

19 march 2015 | 16:40

Yazidi ethnic group has been recognized as a victim of Islamic fundamentalism.

UN suspects Islamic State of war crimes and genocide
UN has accused the Islamic State of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity in its report. The Iraqi military might have also committed war crimes.

Islamic State militants are suspected of genocide against the Yazidis, ethnic and religious minority of Iraq, reports the UN Office for Human Rights, cited by the Deutsche Welle. "The terrorist group of the Islamic State might have committed all three of the most serious international crimes – namely war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide," – says the statement.

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has published a report, based on interviews with more than 100 victims and witnesses of ISIS crimes, including murder, torture, rape, sexual slavery and the recruitment of children. The report calls on the UN Security Council to refer the case against the Islamic State to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for trial.

The Iraqi military "might have also committed some war crimes" during the fight against militants, according to the report.

Yazidis make up an ethnic group of Kurdish origin, which professes a religion that incorporates elements of Christianity, Judaism, Islam and Zoroastrianism, and is regarded by the ultra-Sunni ISIS as semi-people and devil's fans.

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Terrorists of the ISIS cut captive's bodies and sell them on the international "black market," according to the Ambassador of Iraq to the UN.

Earlier, the terrorist organization of "Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant" has released a new propaganda video in which young boys are being prepared for the battle on the side of the militants.

Source: Deutsche Welle

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