New York Times - United Nations Investigators Accuse ISIS of Genocide Over Attacks on Yazidis
ISIS is still showing the world that it is evil. This story by Nick Cumming-Bruce is about a week old, but unfortunately I didn’t hear about it, until just now.
Yazidis lined up for food at a refugee camp in Khanke, Iraq, in August. Credit Lynsey Addario for The New York Times
GENEVA — United Nations human rights investigators on Thursday leveled accusations of genocide and war crimes at the Islamic State, citing evidence that the extremist group’s fighters had sought to wipe out the Yazidi minority in Iraq.
The investigators reported that the pattern of attacks against the Yazidis, a religious minority living mostly in northern Iraq, pointed to the intention of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, “to destroy the Yazidi as a group.”
Although the report states cautiously that the extremists “may have committed” genocide, one of the most serious international crimes, Hanny Megally, a senior United Nations rights official, told reporters in Geneva that “all the information points in that direction.”