U.N. rights chief: ISIS actions in Iraq likely war crimes

August 25, 2014 9:13 PM

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U.N. rights chief: ISIS actions in Iraq likely war crimes

GENEVA: United Nations human rights chief Navi Pillay Monday condemned “appalling, widespread” crimes being committed by ISIS forces in Iraq, including mass executions of prisoners and “ethnic and religious cleansing.”

The persecution of entire communities and systematic violations, documented by U.N. human rights investigators, would amount to crimes against humanity and war crimes under international law, she said in a statement.

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