Showing posts with label mass graves. Show all posts
Showing posts with label mass graves. Show all posts

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Tens of Bodies Killed in US Airstrikes Found in Raqqa

US Airstrikes Found in Raqqa
Over 50 corpses of the people killed in the US airstrikes and buried under the debris of a building in Raqqa were discovered on Thursday one day after several mass graves were found in the ruins of the province.

Friday, November 11, 2016

ISIS stockpiling chemicals, executing dozens - UN

Terrorists from the so-called Islamic State have executed scores more people around Mosul this week and are reportedly stockpiling ammonia and sulphur in civilian areas, possibly for use as chemical weapons, the UN has said.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

More than 50 mass graves uncovered in ex-ISIS territory in Iraq: UN

More than 50 mass graves have been discovered in territory formerly controlled by Islamic State group fighters [sic] in Iraq, including three burial pits in a football field, the UN envoy said Friday.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Inspect Yazidi mass grave: Kurds to International Criminal Court

Kurdish authorities want the International Criminal Court (ICC) to examine 25 mass graves in northern Iraq containing the bodies of Yazidis allegedly executed by the Islamic State (IS) militant group, a media report said on Thursday.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Poroshenko’s decrees to blockade Ukraine's east are foreign-engineered (Lavrov)

There is evidence Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s decrees to blockade Ukraine's east are foreign-engineered, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told a news conference on Friday.
“We still have the hope that goodwill will prevail. I would not like to suspect anyone. But there is evidence that such an aggressive behaviour against the territories in question (Ukraine’s east) is being induced from abroad,” Lavrov said.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Amnesty International finds evidence of extrajudicial executions of civilians in Donbass

A delegation dispatched by Amnesty International to the area of the east Ukrainian city of Donetsk, where the forces loyal to the Kiev government have been conducting a military operation since mid-April, has found strong evidence of extra-judicial executions of “four men buried into graves near the village of Komunar,” the organization said in a report on Monday.

The evidence strongly implicates that Kiev-controlled forces committed these crimes, it said. 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

US Reiterates Its Support for Investigating Into Mass Graves Found Near Donetsk

WASHINGTON, October 16  - Washington supports conducting the investigation into the mass graves, found near Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, in September, the spokesperson for the US Department of State said.

"We certainly support an investigation. I don't have any particular update on how that is going," Jen Psaki, spokesperson for the US State Department said during the press briefing on Wednesday.

Friday, October 3, 2014

OSCE should supervise probe of reports on mass graves near Donetsk (PACE)

STRASBOURG, October 3.  The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) should supervise a probe of reports about mass graves found near the Ukrainian troubled city of Donetsk, President of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) Anne Brasseur said on Friday.
On Friday, a UN human rights report is expected to address the issue of mass burial sites near Donetsk. This will be observers' regular report on the human rights situation in Ukraine.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Moscow to seek truth about common graves near Ukraine's Donetsk (Lavrov)

Moscow will seek truth and punishment for those guilty in killings of people, whose bodies were found in common graves near the city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday. 

Moscow hopes that Western capitals will not keep silent about blatant facts of common graves near Donetsk, Lavrov added. “We hope that Western countries will not silence these facts, as they (these facts)are flagrant,” Lavrov said. Russia hopes that Western media will be unbiased in covering the current events in Ukraine.

Monday, September 29, 2014

PACE to comment on Donetsk mass grave only after investigation ends

PACE will make an official statement on the the mass grave of civilians near Donetsk only after the official results of the investigation are made public, PACE President Anne Brasseur said Monday.

"As regards to Donetsk, I do not wish to make any statements about this at this moment," Brasseur said.

"We are waiting for the outcome of the investigation that is taking place, because with such shaking information, it is very important that one has good knowledge of all the facts before one makes any statement," Brasseur said .

Friday, September 26, 2014

Russia to Demand Open Investigation of Mass Murders in East Ukraine (Lavrov)

Moscow will strongly demand an open and independent investigation into the case of mass graves, recently discovered in eastern Ukraine's conflict-torn Donetsk Region, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday.

"The last [OSCE] report which was presented in Vienna, confirmed that they were civilians, they were shot at point-blank range, and they could have been abused prior to it. We are very concerned by all this. We cannot accuse anyone as there are no results of the investigation yet, but strongly demand an investigation, an open and independent one," Lavrov told reporters at the UN.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Russia to press for probe into fact of burials near Donetsk at the PACE and OSCE

Russia will press for a probe into the fact of discovery of mass graves near Donetsk at international platforms such as the Council of Europe, PACE and OSCE, Aleksey Pushkov, head of the State Duma committee on international affairs, told ITAR-TASS.

"Russia must and will raise the matter in international organizations the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, pointing out that people who are directly responsible for these war crimes and crimes against humanity are now in power in Kiev," the parliamentarian said. Since Kiev, he said, "is incapable of carrying out any investigation whatsoever, this must be the subject of a very serious examination within the framework of those organizations".

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