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Persecuted by Islamic State, Yazidis turn to ICC for justice

“Advocates for the Yazidi people of northern Iraq, who have been targeted by Islamic State because they are not Muslims, urged the International Criminal Court on Thursday to investigate their persecution as a potential case of genocide.”

“In a meeting with ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, two Yazidi groups submitted a report detailing atrocities they allege IS fighters in northern Iraq have perpetrated since August 2014.”

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/09/24/us-mideast-crisis-icc-yazidis-idUSKCN0RO14G20150924

Kurdish peshmerga forces carry coffins, draped with Kurdish flags, containing the remains of Yazidis who were killed by militants of the Islamic State, during a burial ceremony at Mazar Sharaf al-Din, north of Sinjar Mountain, August 13, 2015.  REUTERS/Ari Jalal

Kurdish peshmerga forces carry coffins, draped with Kurdish flags, containing the remains of Yazidis who were killed by militants of the Islamic State, during a burial ceremony at Mazar Sharaf al-Din, north of Sinjar Mountain, August 13, 2015. REUTERS/Ari Jalal

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