#Yazidis Urge #ICC to open probe into #ISIS atrocities 

THE HAGUE (AFP) – Iraq’s Yazidi minority — the target of brutal attacks from the  — urged the International Criminal Court Thursday to launch probes into the militants for genocide and sexual slavery.Two Yazidi groups handed over documents to the court which show “that ISIS has systematically committed atrocities amounting to genocide and that these crimes fall within the jurisdiction of the ICC,” said

Murad Ismael from the Yazda group.Chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda earlier this year said IS has committed crimes of “unspeakable cruelty” including mass executions, rape and torture.But she said she could not investigate as neither Iraq nor Syria are signatories to the court and her “jurisdictional basis… is too narrow.”

Source: Flash – Yazidis urge ICC to open probe into IS atrocities – France 24