Tuesday, 29 January 2019 16:05

UNITAD Special Adviser extends condolences at passing of Yazidi Emir Tahseen Said Beg

29th January 2019, Baghdad, Iraq - The Special Adviser of the United Nations Investigative Team for the Accountability of Da’esh/ISIL (UNITAD) Karim A. A. Khan QC today extended his sympathy at the passing of the Emir of the Yazidi community, Tahseen Said Beg, in Hanover, Germany. The Special Adviser stated:

“It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the passing of the Emir of the Yazidi community, and we offer our sincere condolences to the Emir’s family and loved ones, the Yazidi religious leader, Baba Sheikh, as well as all Yazidis.

“While we extend our sympathies on the passing of the Emir, we must also pay tribute to his role in the assistance of survivors of recent crimes targeting the Yazidi population and salute his steadfast devotion to his leadership position and to members of the Yazidi faith, which stretches back over 70 years.

The Special Adviser emphasised that the Yazidi community has suffered greatly at the hands of Da’esh / ISIL, and that the Emir and his family have played a key role in supporting the Yazidi survivors. He continued:

“In uniting at this time of loss, we are inspired to persevere in our collective commitment to the pursuit of accountability and justice for those who have inflicted harm upon members of this faith as well as against other communities.”

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Editor’s Note:
UNITAD was established under mandate 2379 of the UN Security Council to investigate the crimes committed by the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh), which includes the pursuit of accountability for the many documented atrocities against the Yazidi community.

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