[Shingal, Ezidikhan – 16 September 2020] In a low-key affair here last month, a broad array of tribal nations and ethnic minorities agreed on a framework for a Confederation of Indigenous Nations of the Middle East open to all indigenous nations of the Middle East.
According to their oral history, Yezidis have suffered from 72 massacres prior to the 2014 genocide of Yezidis in Iraq. "Over the course of 700 years," according to the Yezidis International Organization, "nearly 23 million Yezidi people have been murdered, thus bringing their civilization to the brink of extinction."
The investigative panel created by the Provisional Government of Ezidikhan has submitted to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights its narrative regarding purported criminal acts perpetrated against the Yezidi people in the period since the Iraq war began in 2003 up to the present day. The report details a disturbing pattern of ongoing practices by regional state actors, including the administration of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al Abdul and the administration of Massoud Barzani, President of ...
Dr. Abdul Qader Al-Rawi, the Senior Investigator for the Ezidikhan Investigative Team on Genocide, has been shot and killed yesterday outside his home by an assassin at close range while leaving on his way to his clinic in Anbar Province.
A sudden and mysterious wave of fires, blamed on the Islamic State, has been burning tens of thousands of acres of Yezidi cropland, destroying a rare bumper crop of wheat and barley and threatening the already impoverished families and their livestock with starvation.