Iraq’s Yazidis Tell Hague Court Islamic State Committed Genocide

Iraq’s Yazidis, a minority targeted for particularly brutal treatment by the Islamic State (IS) group, have urged the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate the militants for committing crimes of genocide and sexual slavery.

Two Yazidi groups, with the support of Iraq’s Kurdish regional government, submitted a report to The Hague-based court documenting their claim that IS “systematically committed atrocities amounting to genocide and that these crimes fall within the jurisdiction of the ICC,” said Murad Ismael of the Yazidi rights organization Yazda.

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