“Atrocious accounts on the abduction and detention of Yazidi, Christian, as well as Turkomen and Shabak women, girls and boys, and reports of savage rapes, are reaching us in an alarming manner”, Bangura and Mladenov stated, pointing out that some 1,500 Yazidi and Christian persons may have been forced into sexual slavery.
“We condemn, in the strongest terms, the explicit targeting of women and children and the barbaric acts the ‘Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’ has perpetrated on minorities in areas under its control, and we remind all armed groups that acts of sexual violence are grave human rights violations that can be considered as war crimes and crimes against humanity”, SRSG Bangura said, urging all parties to the conflict to adhere to their responsibilities to protect civilians..
|The beheadings and crucifixions by IS are quite visible atrocities|
Sexual violence against women, girls and boys are not videoed
and therefore do not garner anywhere near as much attention
in our hopelessly myopic media