It is often said that Kurds have only have the mountains as friends. We hope that is not the case any more. In recent years, the Kurdistan Regional Government has shown itself to be the success story of the Middle East despite all the challenges it has faced with its infrastructure, education and health systems, the economy, its politics and of course, the concept of democracy. However, developments in these sectors cannot vanquish the unfair and unjust silence of the international community during the beginning of the Kurdish genocide from the 1960s till the late 1980s when the genocide operations peaked.
The UEA’s Kurdish students who are sponsored by their developing government will hold a campaign to raise awareness and encourage e-petitioners to sign the petition: Recognition of Genocide against the Kurds in Iraq.
During the Anfal campaigns, ran by the former Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein, more than 182,000 innocent Kurds were killed and put in mass graves. In addition to this mass murder, 5,000 Kurdish villages were razed to the ground. In 1988, chemical weapons were used on the town of Halabja killing more than 5,000 Kurds immediately leaving 10,000s more injured.
This e-petition will urge the British Government to recognize the mass murders of the Kurdish people in Iraq as genocide. This will enable the Kurdish people to achieve justice for their considerable loss. It will also help to bring to justice those companies who supplied chemical weapons to the Iraqi regime and made profit from death.
Please come join us this Friday, February 1st 2013 at the Hive. We will have tables and computers from 10:00 to 17:00. Please help us to spread the word and bring justice for Iraqi Kurds.