UN rights experts condemn sexual violence by Islamic State militants

[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…

Source: http://jurist.org/paperchase/2014/08/un-rights-experts-condemn-sexual-violence-by-islamic-state-militants.php

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