Pope Francis in Iraq: visit highlights recent history of atrocities against Christians

Hamourtziadou, Lily (2021) Pope Francis in Iraq: visit highlights recent history of atrocities against Christians. The Conversation.

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Abstract

Recording casualties during a conflict can provide a body of evidence of how violence has affected particular communities or groups, such as the Yazidis in Iraq and the Kurds in Syria. When the Islamic State entered Iraq in 2014, they immediately started committing gross human rights violations and displayed violence of an increasingly sectarian nature against religious and ethnic groups, including Christians and Yazidis.

As a casualty recorder for Iraq Body Count, I documented the brutal killings of civilians daily, as the body count rose from 9,852 in 2013 to 20,218 in 2014.

Item Type: Article
Date: 5 March 2021
Subjects: L200 Politics
T600 Modern Middle Eastern studies
V600 Theology and Religious studies
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences > Dept. Criminology and Sociology
Depositing User: Lily Hamourtziadou
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2021 09:15
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2021 09:15
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/11457

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