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Swedish prosecutors are investigating IS genocide on the yazidier

Community yazidier has been hit hard by the jihadiströrelsen IS the ravages in Iraq and Syria. 2016 rated UN terrorgruppens cleansing of the community as genocide.

A part of the yazidier who managed to escape have ended up in Sweden and then a few years back trying to prosecutors and investigators in the police to actively seek out yazidier in Sweden in order to document the crimes they suffered.

Reena Devgun is ”a large number of investigations”.

" We're looking for witnesses and complainants in Sweden. We hear all who want to participate and may have something to tell you and the reason for this is that we see that there is a Swedish interest, and also opportunities to the prosecution, " says Reena Devgun, prosecutors at the riksenheten against international and organised crime, to the TT.

Read more: Jamila experienced unimaginable abuse as a slave of the ICE meets the ICE-supporters in Sweden.

Thousands of yazidier, mainly men and boys, were murdered by the ICE 2014 at the same time that thousands of women and girls were taken prisoner.

testimony from yazidier is going on not only in Sweden but in many european countries, which also exchange information with each other.

– Even if I don't want to go into individual cases, I can say that we have assisted european colleagues right to conduct interviews with persons who may be relevant in their investigations, and in the same way, we have received the support of the european colleagues, " says Reena Devgun.

– It is the result of their investigations, and our investigations will lead us through.

The Swedish prosecutors, however, have not yet come so far that they can account for individual investigations. Reena Devgun does not respond if a few suspected perpetrators have been identified, nor whether there are any links to the Swedish ICE-connected.

I can not comment. Would any one have been arrested or detained, you would have known it.

A difficult task is to find proof that keeps. But with the ICE cases have the possibility of facilitated, believes she.

"We want to get at the evidence and it is clear that evidence can come in the hands of the entities, authorities or organisations to which we actually have the opportunity to get it from," she says.

Leaving the perpetrators Syria increases the possibility of the prosecution further.

– It is very difficult to get out a suspect from Syria, then we do not have any opportunity to get legal assistance in Syria. So it is clear that if the ICE cases have been the person to leave Syria so increases our opportunities to access it.

" I can't answer. But I don't think there are any quick solutions. The big challenge is that evidence and where you have to be a certain patience to how it is collected, and how we can get ahead, " says Reena Devgun.

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