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IS Sharia Courts in N. Iraq Dispense Cruel Punishments

The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights is condemning cruel and inhuman punishments meted out by so-called Sharia courts established by Islamic State militants in northern Iraq. The agency says anyone falling foul of the militants’ extremist interpretation of Islam is at risk of being killed. IS militants claim religious, political and military authority over all Muslims. The U.N. Human Rights Office says IS is exercising its power over the population of Iraq in the most ruthless,...

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