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The genocide-hit village of Kocho south of Shingal has been hit by a devastating fire destroying crops, livestock and far, machinery.

Arson ring targets Head of Ezidikhan Investigative Team on Genocide

by Patrick Harriganon June 22, 2019
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.
The predominantly Ezidi town of Sinjar (Shingal) located on the Syrian border. (Photo: Andrea Dicenzo)

Ezidikhan PM denounces Barzani threat to occupy Shingal

by Patrick Harriganon February 7, 2019
Ezidikhan Prime Minister Barjis Soso Kalaf has rejected statements made by neighboring Kurdistan Region’s Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani's during a speech earlier this week . Barzani's statements, says Prime Minister Barjis, amount to a threat to occupy and administer Shingal against the will of the Yezidi people. “The people of Shingal utterly rcondemn any attempt by Barzani to forcibly take political or physical control of Ezidikhan, its people or its resources. Barzani’s words and actions are in violatio...

Bones, suspected to belong to members of Iraq's Yazidi community, are seen in a mass grave on the outskirts of the town of Sinjar, November 30, 2015.

Ezidikhan Investigative Team on Genocide Established

by Patrick Harriganon January 13, 2019
Prime Minister Barjis Soso Kalaf has designated as Senior Investigator for the team Mr. Abo Sunds Aliafry, a legal investigator with fifteen years experience. Mr. Aliafry began organizing the investigative team in late December 2018 and plans to begin the work of the Team in January 2019.
Hamad Waad Mato family

France Grants Asylum to Yezidi Families under President Macron’s Promise

by Patrick Harriganon December 22, 2018
Using France's "asylum visa," any resident of France can privately sponsor a Yezidi family. The private sponsor pledges to provide housing and orientation for the asylum-seekers. The French government provides food support and social services.

Bones, suspected to belong to members of Iraq's Yazidi community, are seen in a mass grave on the outskirts of the town of Sinjar, November 30, 2015.

Ezidikhan Governing Council Passes Genocide Investigative Body into Law

by Patrick Harriganon December 21, 2018
The new investigative team will probe all crimes and identify suspects whether persons, groups or institutions that may have committed genocide including but not limited to Da’esh and its allies and crimes attributable to Iraqi governmental forces, at the federal or regional level (like Kurdish regional forces); militia such as the Popular Mobilization Forces; or international forces.
Yezidis flee from Daesh Aug 3rd 2014

Kurds and Iraq seek to extort Ezidikhan denial of Genocide

by Patrick Harriganon December 4, 2018
Ezidikhan Prime Minister Barjis Soso Khalaf “rejects most emphatically” as “political extortion” the Kurdish Regional Government and Iraqi Government demand that the Ezidikhan Governing Council retract its 16 November Resolution charging the Kurdish government with acts of genocide and the Iraqi and US governments complicity in those acts.

Prime Minister Waheed Mandoo Hammo’s grandfather Hammo Shiro was the Pasha (high level official in the Ottoman Empire) and charismatic leader of the Yezidis in the late 1800s to early 1900s who offered sanctuary in Yezidi territory in the Shingal to at least twenty thousand Armenians. He is credited with having saved their lives in a bold and courageous act of defiance toward marauding Turks and Kurds during the Armenian genocide between 1915 and 1917.

Ezidikhan applauds Armenian recognition of Yezidi genocide

by Patrick Harriganon January 21, 2018
Armenian MP Rustam Makhmudyan, a Yezidi, urged Armenia's Parliament to “not only condemn the genocide against the Yezidi people, but also investigate the crimes through international agencies, pursue the perpetrators of the crimes and hold them accountable, and to take measures to prevent similar actions in the future”.