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Delivering campaign letters to Number 10 Downing Street

 

Kurdish genocide survivors and MPs deliver letters to Number 10

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In September 2013, survivors of the Kurdish genocide in Iraq, including one who survived the chemical weapons attack in Halabja, joined Conservative MP Nadhim Zahawi, Labour MP Meg Munn, Lady Morris (Chair of Conservative Middle East Council) and Kurdistan Regional Government High Representative to the UK, Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman, to deliver 182 signed letters to Number 10 Downing Street calling for recognition of the Kurdish genocide.

 

Each of the 182 letters represented 1,000 Kurdish men, women and children who made up the 182,000 Kurds murdered in the eight-stage Anfal campaign perpetrated by the ruling Iraqi Ba’athist regime in a systematic campaign of targeted extermination.

 

These letters were signed in Trafalgar Square on Anfal day, April 14th, to commemorate the annual day of remembrance for the victims of the genocide. Saddam Hussein referred to Kurdistan as ‘the Kurdish problem’ and his solution was mass murder. He called it ‘Al Anfal’ meaning the ‘spoils of war’. We call it genocide and asked the Prime Minister to do the same.

 

The covering letter to the Prime Minister can be downloaded here

 

 

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