Security Council condemns ‘heinous, cowardly’ murders of Chinese, Norwegian citizens by ISIL

19 November 2015 – Condemning in the strongest terms the ‘heinous and cowardly’ murder of Chinese citizen, Fan Jinghui, and Norwegian citizen, Ole Johan Grimsgaard-Ofstad, by the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), the members of the United Nations Security Council today emphasized that such continued acts of barbarism “do not intimidate them, but rather stiffen their resolve.”

“These crimes once again demonstrate the brutality of ISIL, which is responsible for thousands of crimes and abuses against people from all faiths, ethnicities and nationalities, and without regard to any basic value of humanity,” said a Council press statement in the wake of the murder of the two men, who had reportedly been held hostage by ISIL since September.

The members of the Council underlined the need to bring perpetrators of these reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice and stressed that those responsible for the murders will be held accountable. Läs hela säkerhetsrådets uttalande

Två resolutioner nämns i uttalandet: 2170 och 2161, båda från 2014