Faraj... Hero of the Kurds

Genocide 04:12 PM - 2021-09-18

'Faraj' is one of the Kurdish writer Arif Qurbany's collection of books on the genocide of the Kurds by the notorious Baath regime.

The book has been translated to English by the Kurdish writer and academic Abdulkarim Uzeri.
 
On his journey to look for information, documents, and evidence to write his book, Arif Qurbany came across Faraj Muhammad Azi, a hero to the Kurds and the man who saved a little girl from being raped by two soldiers of Saddam's army.

Faraj talks about his life and narrates stories about the atrocities he saw under the Baath regime's rule.

The genocide committed against the Iraqi Kurds by Saddam Hussein's regime in 1988 was one of the most systematic mass killings.

Although 182,000 victims have been documented, there are tens of thousands of victims who have not been recorded: the unnamed newborn infants, the unborn children of pregnant mothers, the many people who were shot and killed by the infantry and the air force as they escaped on foot and those who died by starvation and diseases.

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