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At a shelter for Yazidis refugees who fled IS attacks in Iraq, Mahoubet says the jihadist movement killed her husband and kidnapped her sister and daughter (Photo: Flickr/Caroline Gluck/EU/ECHO)
23 March 2015 by Karina Hof

The Islamic State (IS) is perpetuating heinous human rights violations in Iraq and members of the jihadist movement may be guilty of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, says a UN report released last week. Its author, the High Commissioner for Human Rights, recommends Iraq join the International Criminal Court and accept its jurisdiction “over the current situation”.

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15 June 2010 by -

Renewed outbursts of violence have hit Kyrgyzstan since Friday, with clashes between Kyrgyz and Uzbek clans resulting in 170 deaths and over 1,700 people wounded, officials say.

By Robin van Wechem

The clashes, which started in the southern city of Osh and spread to nearby Jalalabad, comes two months after violent protests forced President Kurmanbek Bakiyev to resign and flee to Belarus.
Neighbouring Uzbekistan said it would close its borders, as up to 100,000 refugees have already entered its territory.

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights