The Nineveh Organizations Center of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan confirmed, on Tuesday, the insistence on the definition of crimes committed against the Yazid Kurds as genocide.
Ghayath Al-Surchi, Head of the center’s media office, said in a special statement to PUKmedia that since the liberation of Shingal (Sinjar) from the ISIS terrorist organization, the PUK continues to put pressure on the Kurdistan Regional Government and the Iraqi government to help the Shingal people and bring them back to their homes and reconstruct the city.
Al-Surchi added that the PUK contributed with all organizations seeking to define crimes against the Yazidis as genocide crimes at the international level, stressing that the PUK is serious and eager to define these crimes internationally to justice the Yazid Kurds.
It is thought that in a matter of a few days, ISIS killed nearly 10,000 Yezidis and abducted and enslaved thousands of women and girls, when it occupied Shingal (Sinjar) in August, 2014.
Reported by Fayaq Yazidi, Edited by H.H.