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Karim Khan, who leads the UN investigation into the crimes of the Da'ash organization, stressed the need to set up a new Nuremberg court, but this time to listen to the organization's victims and "dismantle" his faith.

Khan is leading the UN investigation team to strengthen accountability for crimes committed by the Da'sh organization. Since last year, the British lawyer has been traveling to Iraq with some 80 people to gather evidence and testimony.

Khan told AFP that the organization "Da'ash": "was not a gang or mobile rebel group, was an unusual aspect" of international justice.

He added that the organization had no taboos. "Who would have thought that in the 21st century it would see a crucifixion, the burning of men in cages, sexual enslavement, the throwing of men from the roofs and the cutting of heads?"

Khan stresses that despite the horror, those crimes "are not new (…) new with the preacher is the ideology that feeds the criminal group," "like the Nazis" by them.

The Nazis were tried in Germany in Nuremberg in 1945 and 1946 in the first international court in history set up to prosecute Nazi war criminals responsible for systematic killings of Jews.

Khan says that "Iraq and humanity need Nuremberg in particular," after the stage of organizing the "Islamic state".

"Separation of the name of the Sunni community"
"It was not a collective responsibility," he says. "They were responsible and convicted.

Thus, a court for the organization of the Islamic state "may help to separate the Sunni sect from the Sunni minority" in Iraq, of which two-thirds of the population is Shiite Muslims.

As Nuremberg has learned from Germany and Europe, a trial of the Islamic state will serve Iraq and "other parts of the world where there may be components liable to fall into propaganda," Khan said.

"It will also help to" demystify and dismantle this ideology, and the public can realize a clear fact: it is the least Islamic country in existence, "Khan said. But it is the lawyer's right to ensure "the right of the victims to be heard."

The cases brought by the United Nations investigation team will allow States to judge crimes, regardless of where they are committed and the identity of the perpetrators and victims.

Indeed, there have been trials, particularly in France for attacks by the Islamic State Organization, or in Munich, where a German woman was born after she left an Azzid girl "sold in the market of the pasture".

The United Nations has so far analyzed up to 12,000 bodies extracted from more than 200 mass graves, 600,000 videos of crimes of Islamic state organization, and 15,000 documents of the organization's own bureaucracy.


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