IS成员家人遭报复,联合国伊拉克特使表关注 UN Envoy for Iraq Warns Against 'Collective Punishment' for IS Families








The United Nations envoy for Iraq says he is concerned about the rise of revenge attacks in Mosul against civilians believed to be linked to Islamic State militants following the liberation of the city.

Jan Kubis told the U.N. Security Council Monday that there is a "rising popular sentiment in favor of collective punishment of families perceived to be associated" with IS.

He said Iraqis who are seen as having ties to the militants are increasingly being subjected to "evictions, confiscations of homes, and other retribution and revenge measures."

Kubis urged Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to take "urgent steps" to stop the attacks, saying that actions taken against civilians without sufficient evidence violate Iraq's constitution and obligations under international law.

He said all evidence of crimes committed by Islamic State militants must be preserved to support possible prosecutions.

The envoy also warned the Security Council that the future in Mosul is "extremely challenging" and said the government will need to do a lot of work to turn its military victory in the city into stability. He stressed that securing the rule of law and promoting development will be essential.