British Parliamentarians urge Cameron to recognize IS killings of minorities as genocide
21 Dec, London: The British Prime Minister David Cameron has received a letter from over 60 parliamentarians urging him to recognize the killing of minorities by Islamic State as genocide.
According to reports, they have urged Cameron to use his influence to reach an agreement with the UN for term genocide to be used.
This would send the message that those responsible would be caught, tried and punished, the letter adds.
IS has been systematically killing minority groups including Iraqi and Syrian Christians and Yazidis, it said. The jihadist group has also been trying to eradicate minority groups from large parts of the country, human rights organisations have warned.
Earlier this year a United Nations report had stated that the IS was liable for genocide as at least 11,602 civilians were killed and 21,766 wounded in 2014, according to UN figures, which also cited January as one of the deadliest months in recent years, with over 1,300 killed in terrorist acts. And has systematically continued to torture and execute minority groups.
The Oslo Times