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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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
5 March 2021Accepted
5 March 2021Published Online
Subjects: CAH15 - social sciences > CAH15-03 - politics > CAH15-03-01 - politics
CAH19 - language and area studies > CAH19-04 - languages and area studies > CAH19-04-07 - African and modern Middle Eastern studies
CAH20 - historical, philosophical and religious studies > CAH20-02 - philosophy and religious studies > CAH20-02-02 - theology and religious studies
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > College of Law, Social and Criminal Justice
Depositing User: Lily Hamourtziadou
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2021 09:15
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2024 12:49
URI: https://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/11457

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