UN rights chief cites potential war crimes in Iraq

[JURIST] UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay [official website] reported [press release] on Monday that Islamic State (IS) fighters killed up to 670 prisoners in Mosul and committed other crimes in Iraq that may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity. Pillay stated that IS has systematically targeted men, women and children based on their ethnic, religious or sectarian affiliation. Pillay urged donors to send humanitarian aid to areas affected by the fighting. She also reminded both…

Source: http://jurist.org/paperchase/2014/08/un-rights-chief-cites-potential-war-crimes-in-iraq.php

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