Thursday, 29 January 2015 09:36

UN Calls for Inquiry into the Alleged Massacre in Diyala Province

Baghdad,29 January 2015 - The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG) Mr. Nickolay Mladenov welcomes the announcement by the Iraqi Government of its decision to conduct a full investigation into the alleged killing of dozens of civilians by armed groups in the village of Barwanah in Diyala province. 

 

“It is the responsibility of the Government to ensure that all armed forces are under its control, that rule of law is respected and that civilians are protected in all areas of the country, including those areas recently liberated from ISIL. Any individual found by this investigation to have been responsible for killings must be held accountable according to law”, Mr. Mladenov said, adding that those who have fled from ISIL should be allowed to return to their homes in peace and security that must be provided by the local police in line with national and international human rights standards.  

 

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