Yazda’s statement on killing of ISIS leader Al-Baghdadi

We commend the operation by the United States, in coordination with its partners, that resulted in the killing of Abu Bakir al Baghdadi, the leader of the terrorist group ISIS.

We continue to believe that justice cannot be served on the battlefield alone and that Yazidi victims of genocide, and other ISIS victims, should have the right to participate in open trials held to international standards against the thousands ISIS members currently held in prison in Syria and Iraq.