UN rights chief slams ISIL beheading of Egypt Christians

UN rights chief slams ISIL beheading of Egypt Christians
# 17 February 2015 17:58 (UTC +04:00)

“The brutal murder of these men, and the ghastly attempt to justify and glorify it in a video, should be roundly condemned by everyone, in particular by the people of Libya who should resist the urgings of Takfiri groups,” UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein said in a statement released on Tuesday.

The video released by the ISIL terrorists on Sunday showed the beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians by the terrorist group.

“Murdering captives or hostages is prohibited under international law and Islamic law,” the UN official said, censuring the beheading as a “vile crime targeting people on the basis of their religion.”

The video showed the handcuffed hostages dressed in orange jumpsuits, similar to previous ISIL victims, kneeling down along the seaside near the Libyan capital, Tripoli.

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