UN rights chief condemns Iraqi persecutions

August 26, 2014 2:24 AM

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UNITED NATIONS : The United Nations human rights chief Monday condemned the “appalling and horrific crimes against humanity” being committed daily in Iraq by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and associated armed groups.

“[ISIL] is systematically targeting men, women and children based on their ethnic, religious or sectarian affiliation and is ruthlessly carrying out widespread ethnic and religious cleansing in the areas under its control,” UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, said in a statement to t...

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