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The Yazidi trial in Germany: How to prove genocide in a single case?
Little attention has been paid to a trial in Germany that could yet be the first to recognize as genocide the crime committed by Daesh against Iraq’s Yazidis. With one eyewitness, no dead body and a previous conviction in Iraq, the case of Taha al-J., a former Islamic State fighter, is challenging German prosecutors while raising great expectations among Yazidis.
by Hannah El-Hitami, our correspondent in Germany
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