A bit earlier, the opening ceremony of the first mass graves of the Yazidi Kurds began in the village of Kocho in Sinjar district.
The ceremony was held under the slogan of National and International Responsibility to Support the Mass Graves in Sinjar and to Achieve Justice, under the patronage of Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi, in cooperation with the United Nations Development Program opening ceremony of mass graves in the village of Kocho, Sinjar district under the supervision of the Ministry and the Martyrs Foundation in coordination with the international investigation team.
In a speech during the ceremony in her village, Kocho, the United Nations Goodwill Ambassador Nadia Murad, who won the Nobel Peace Prize, said: What happened to us was a genocide and we have faced treachery and betrayal, pointing out that the federal government of Iraq and the KRG, did not perform their duties in the most appropriate manner during the raid on Sinjar.
She added: We reject the disagreements in our region between the Iraqi government and the Kurdistan Regional Government, as we reject the principle of "let bygones be bygones," and reject reconciliation without handing over the criminals by our "neighbors" and achieving justice.
She reaffirmed hoping for Sinjar to be the starting point for peace for all of Iraq.
Fuad Osman, director of media for the Ministry of Martyrs and Anfal Affairs, told PUKmedia on Friday that a decree was issued to exhume the remains of 400 Yazidi victims in the first mass graves in Sinjar district.
It is noteworthy that the village of Kocho is the village of the United Nations Goodwill Ambassador of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Nadia Murad, which witnessed the genocide of more than 1200 civilians on 15 August 2014, and the terrorist organization executed hundreds of men, young people and children with taking women and young girls and their fate is still unknown.