Tag Archives | Genocide

UK Charity Chair questions speed of UN Genocide Call

UK Charity Chair questions speed of United Nations Yazidi genocide call The Chairman of the AMAR International Charitable Foundation, Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne, has welcomed the United Nations’ report recognising ISIS/Daesh violence against Yazidis as Genocide – but has questioned why it has taken two years to reach its decision. “What has our watchdog on international […]

UN: IS Committing Genocide against the Yazidis

UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria: ISIS is committing genocide against the Yazidis The so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) is committing genocide against Yazidis, according to a report, “They Came to Destroy: ISIS Crimes Against the Yazidis”, issued today by the independent international Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic. The […]

Mass Grave of Sunni Iraqis Found in Ramadi

By Simon Kent. Iraqi officials in Iraq’s western province of Anbar have discovered a mass grave near the provincial capital of Ramadi. The town was cleared of ISIS fighters in January, and ISIS prisoners led officials to the burial site, which contains 40 bodies, 6 of whom have been identified. Although Ramadi is a predominantly […]

Finland Arrests Speicher Massacre Suspects

By Simon Kent. Two twins have been detained in Finland on suspicion of involvement in the so called “Speicher massacre” which occurred near Tikrit last June. Finnish security services had apparently been anticipating the arrival of the men in the country, whose faces appear un-masked in a video by the so called “Islamic State,” also […]

Video: IS Genocide Against Yazidis

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Islamic State jihadists may have committed genocide in trying to wipe out the Yazidi minority in Iraq, the UN said Thursday in a report laying out a litany of atrocities:

KRG seeks Recognition of ISIS Crimes as Genocide

A Kurdistan Regional Government committee visited Europe last week to campaign for international recognition of ISIS’s crimes against religious and ethnic groups as acts of genocide. The KRG High Committee on International Recognition for ISIS’s crimes against different religious and ethnic groups in Shengal and other areas of Kurdistan made the week-long visit to raise […]

Amnesty International Reveals Evidence of Ethnic Cleansing

From Amnesty International. Fresh evidence uncovered by Amnesty International indicates that members of the armed group calling itself the Islamic State (IS) have launched a systematic campaign of ethnic cleansing in northern Iraq, carrying out war crimes, including mass summary killings and abductions, against ethnic and religious minorities. A new briefing, Ethnic cleansing on historic […]

Kurds Call to Recognize Yazidi Genocide

By Patrick Schmidt.  The Independent Human Rights Committee of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) have made public their attempts to get the international community to recognize the crimes committed against Yazidi minorities. The spokesman of Independent Human Rights Committee, Mohammed Gomashini, noted: “Our committee started to attempt recognition of IS crimes against Kurdish Yazidi people […]