War crimes tribunal sought against Islamic State detainees

By DESMOND BUTLER and LORI HINNANT (Associated Press)

(Photo Credit)The Other Nuremberg: War Crimes Trials in the Pacific
(Photo Credit)The Other Nuremberg: War Crimes Trials in the Pacific

WASHINGTON (AP) — War crimes investigators collecting evidence of the Islamic State group’s operation to kidnap thousands of women as sex slaves say they have a case to try IS leaders with crimes against humanity. But the investigators cannot get the global backing to bring detainees before an international tribunal.

Two years after the IS onslaught in Iraq, the investigators, as well as U.S. diplomats, say the Obama administration has done little to pursue prosecution of crimes that Secretary of State John Kerry called genocide. Current and former State Department officials say the Defense Department blocked an attempt to have a legal finding of genocide, setting back prosecution efforts.

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SOURCES: News Now/ Associated Press

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.