The Presidency of the Iraqi Parliament pledges to activate the Yazidi Survivors Law
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Abdullah said in a statement issued today, on the sidelines of his meeting with a delegation of the Yazidi Kurds headed by the Deputy Emir of the Yazidis in Kurdistan, the scholar Prince Johor Ali Bey and the Yazidi representatives (Majid Shangali, Mahma Khalil Agha and Sharif Suleiman), that during the meeting, they talked about the authenticity and history of the Kurds. The Yazidis in Mesopotamia, as an indigenous component, unfortunately suffered a lot and made great sacrifices because of terrorism and extremism.
The Vice-President of the Council stressed that the extent of the suffering and grievance of the Yazidi Kurds was great, and what a painful tragedy, genocide and crimes against humanity were committed against them, while pledging, "We will work to activate the law of Yazidi survivors of ISIS terrorist violence, and we demand the reconstruction of Sinjar, the provision of basic services to citizens, and compensation for those affected." To reveal the fate of the missing and to provide the necessary support to enhance the security and stability of the Yazidi areas.
The Iraqi Parliament had approved the Yazidi Survivors Law No. 8 on March 1, 2021. The law officially recognizes the crimes of genocide and crimes against humanity committed by ISIS against the Yazidi, Turkmen, Christian and Shabak communities.
In addition, the Yazidi Survivors Law provides a sound basis for providing long-awaited relief to Yazidi women and other survivors by providing survivors with financial support, measures for their rehabilitation, and provision of land, housing, education, and a share in public sector employment.
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