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Angelina Jolie calls the Nigerian schoolgirl kidnappers 'evil'


Actress and outspoken humanitarian activist Angelina Jolie condemned the kidnapping of 200 schoolgirls by terrorists in Nigeria as "unthinkable cruelty and evil." In an interview with a French news channel, she said the crisis illustrates a "bigger problem" about the treatment of women by radical Islamic militants.

"If the world does nothing and they get away with this then we set this horrible precedent, so I think it's extremely important that something is done immediately to try to find these girls," said Jolie, who serves as a United Nations Special Envoy on refugee issues. "God forbid we don't, then we still have to bring these men to justice."

Britain's ITV News has more from the interview.