Thursday, June 16, 2016

UN: Islamic State Committing ‘Genocide’ Against The Yazidis

BBC: Islamic State committing genocide against Yazidis, says UN

UN human rights investigators have for the first time accused so-called Islamic State of committing genocide against Yazidis in Iraq and Syria.

A report says IS has subjected members of the religious group it has captured to the "most horrific of atrocities", killing or enslaving thousands.

The group's aim is to completely erase the Yazidi way of life, it warns.

The report says major powers should do more to help the Yazidis, at least 3,200 of whom are being held by IS.

IS, a Sunni jihadist group, regards Yazidis as devil-worshippers who may be killed or enslaved with impunity.

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More News On The UN Declaring That The Islamic State Is Committing ‘Genocide’ Against The Yazidis

UN human rights panel concludes ISIL is committing genocide against Yazidis -- UN News Centre
Islamic State committing genocide against Yazidis: U.N. -- Reuters
UN: Islamic State Committing Genocide Against Yazidis -- VOA
UN: ISIL committing genocide against Yazidis -- Al Jazeera
UN condemns Isis genocide against Yazidis in Iraq and Syria -- The Guardian
U.N.: Islamic State enslaving, committing genocide against Yazidi people -- UPI
Islamic State Is Committing Genocide Against Yazidis, UN Says -- Bloomberg
UN report: 'Islamic State' is committing genocide against Iraq's Yazidis -- DW
UN says the Islamic State is committing ‘genocide’ against Yazidis -- PBS News Hour
UN Panel Says Attacks on Yazidis is a Genocide. Now What? -- Mark Leon Goldberg, UN Dispatch
What the UN’s genocide finding could mean for justice against ISIS -- David Iaconangelo, CSM

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