[JURIST] Two senior UN officials on Wednesday strongly condemned [press release] sexual violence by Islamic State (IS) [BBC backgrounder] militants against minorities in areas under their control. Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zainab Hawa Bangura [official profile], and the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Iraq Nickolay Mladenov delivered a joint statement from Baghdad, in which they described the such incidents as "savage rapes" and "barbaric acts." They made note of specific targeting of women and minorities…
UN rights experts condemn sexual violence by Islamic State militants
15 Aug This entry was published on August 15, 2014 at 3:00 pm and is filed under Uncategorized.