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International human rights organization Human Rights Watch has accused Iraqi Kurds in carrying out mass executions of detained members of the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia). About it reports on Friday, February 9, Al-Arabiya.
According to human rights, the Kurdish militia Peshmerga detained Iraqis and foreigners in the school of the village of Sahel al-Department 70 km Northwest of Mosul. “Evidence suggests that Kurdish security forces have conducted mass executions of captured suspects night after night during the week,” said Lama Fakih, Deputy head of the organizational unit in the middle East.
She added that no trial could have killed hundreds of people. According to her, death took place from 28 August to 3 September 2017, killed then buried in a common grave.
The representative of the Kurdish autonomy Dindar Hoshyar Zebari denied the charges. He pointed out that members of the Peshmerga at that time fought on the front line with militants who tried to retreat to Syria. In those battles many were killed, and probably the bodies of terrorists buried in one place for the convenience, he said.
As Human Rights Watch pointed out that the fighting took place about 40 kilometers from where we found the grave. In addition, it does not explain the fact that all were found shot in the head, said the organization. Human rights activists called on the government of Iraq and Kurdistan to investigate the incident.
In December of 2017, Iraqi authorities announced a complete victory over ISIS in the country. In the same month, the justice Ministry of Iraq stated that in the South of the country were given the death penalty against 38 former members of the militant group.
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