The terrorist militia "Islamic State" is currently committing genocide against the Yazidi ethnic group, according to a UN commission. Members of the ethno-religious minority have fallen victim to unimaginable atrocities in Iraq and Syria, according to the U.N.
The U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Syria said Thursday in Geneva that the crimes were continuing. Commission demanded that perpetrators be held accountable for their crimes.
"Islamic State" intends to annihilate the Yazidis, experts declared. List of war crimes and crimes against humanity ranges from torture and human trafficking to sexual slavery and indiscriminate killings, according to commission. In addition, the "Islamic State" is forcing Yazidis to convert to Islam. The crimes reportedly began in 2014.
Thousands of boys and men missing
The Sunni terrorists had torn apart Yazidi families and abducted Yazidi children, it added. Kidnapped boys, he said, have been indoctrinated and then used as warriors for jihad. Thousands of Yezidi men and boys would go missing. He said the "Islamic State" has estimated that more than 3.200 children and women in his grip, most of them in areas controlled by terrorists in Syria.
The commission of inquiry, chaired by Brazilian diplomat Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, demanded that the U.N. Security Council refer the case of crimes against the Yazidis to the International Criminal Court in The Hague. The commission cites the establishment of an ad hoc tribunal to atone for criminal acts as another legal option.
Interviews with survivors
Commission bases its report on interviews with 45 survivors, religious leaders, lawyers and medical professionals. Investigators work on behalf of the UN Human Rights Council. The "Islamic State" conquered large parts of the conflict countries Iraq and Syria and established a reign of terror there.