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A Yazidi activist: Fires targeting the Yezidi presence in Iraq and it’s an attempt to prevent the people from returning home

Lamia Haji Bashar: The fires that broke out in Sinjar are targeting the Yezidi presence in Iraq

By Ezidi 24

The Yezidi activist, who won the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, and the Ambassador of the World Aurora Forum Lamia Haji Bashar, expressed her concern about the burning of agricultural crops and the burning of a number of mass graves in Sinjar region, Iraq.

These mass graves are containing the bodies of victims of the Yezidi genocide and evidence of genocide. Bashar considered this as a target for the presence of Yezidi in Iraq and an attempt to prevent the people from returning to their homes.
Bashar posted on her personal social media, Facebook, a post that Ezidi 24 followed and covered that stated, “A few days ago, the painful scenes of the fires that broke out by unknown people in the different areas of Sinjar was repeated, causing the destruction of most of the crops and the burning of a number of mass graves in Kocho and Hamdan villages and other areas (in Sinjar)”.

“We see the fire burning everything in our region. The flames of these fires are burning the bones of our martyrs and victims in the mass graves. These mass graves that were abandoned without any care for 5 years.

The fire images bring to mind the tragedy of the Yezidi again. This indicates the targeting of the Yezidi presence In Iraq and tries to spread terror and fear in the hearts of the Sinjar people that will prevent them from returning home safely” Bashar continued in her post.

Bashar added “On this painful occasion, I condemn this heinous crime, which is added to the crimes of terrorism and ISIS crimes, which not only slaughtered people and robbed innocent people of their dignity, but also cut their food and livelihood source”

Bashar also asked the Iraqi government and the international bodies to carry out their legal and moral duties in order to protect civilians and compensate the affected people.

She also stressed the need to protect and preserve the mass graves until the completion of the disclosure.

Bashar also called on the international community to urgently carry out their duties to open and document the remaining mass graves before it can be targeted by other type of terrorists.

It is worth mentioning that the European Union granted “Lamia Haji Bashar” the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought on 26 October 2016, in partnership with the other Yezidi activist “Nadia Murad”. She was also chosen as a Goodwill Ambassador of the Aurora World Forum in May, 2018.

‎ الحرائق التي طالت سنجار تستهدف الوجود الايزيدي في العراقمنذ أيام تكررت المشاهد المؤلمة للحرائق التي اندلعت من قبل…

تم النشر بواسطة ‏‎Lamya Haji Bashar‎‏ في الأربعاء، ١٢ يونيو ٢٠١٩


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