Monthly Archives: April 2013

Learning from history in Syria

The following letter appears in the Times. The world must condemn any chemical weapons attacks in Syria — the Kurdish people in Iraq know the effects only too well Sir, The Foreign Secretary must follow through on his statement that … Continue reading

Pomegranates from Halabja

Halabja in Iraqi Kurdistan is now once again increasingly known because Saddam Hussein committed his worst crime against humanity there. His forces rained down mustard gas and nerve agents on the town, murdered 5,000 people in minutes and permanently maimed … Continue reading

Praise for the work of the Newcastle-Gateshead Medical Volunteers

Over three hundred people from NHS bodies with their friends came together at the weekend for a glittering charity ball in Newcastle Civic Centre. They had gathered to support and raise funds for Kurdish born orthopaedic surgeon, Professor Deiary Kader … Continue reading

Federal constitution the only viable foundation for Iraq’s unity

The vast energy assets of my country, Iraq, were long abused to fund regional conflicts and instruments of internal repression. No one knows that better than the Kurds, who were the target of a brutal campaign of genocide that culminated … Continue reading

One Halabja is enough for the world

The KRG High Representative to the UK, Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman reflects on Anfal Day. Iraqi Kurds today mark the genocide carried out by Saddam Hussein in which 182,000 perished over a few months in 1987-88. We are not a … Continue reading

Co-Chair Nadhim Zahawi asks Clare Short to take action over missing Kurdistan Report

Clare Short Chair, Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative 6 April 2013 Dear Clare I am writing on behalf of the APPG on the Kurdistan Region to ask you to take action in relation to the oddly censored section on the Kurdistan … Continue reading

Kurdish Genocide event at the European Parliament

On Tuesday 26 March 2013, the 25th anniversary of Halabja chemical attacks and Anfal Campaign against Kurds has been commemorated in the European Parliament (EP) by an exhibition organized by the KRG and UNPO. On the occasion of the Halabja/Anfal … Continue reading