It is time for the international community to formally acknowledge that genocide took place in Iraq.
The Kurdish people in Iraq want the international community to recognise and understand the horror they have endured. They need this recognition in order to achieve justice for those who were brutally murdered, as well as the survivors who continue to bear the physical and mental scars.
It is imperative that the world recognises the genocide was perpetrated over decades, culminating in the Anfal operation of February to September 1988, and that we send out a clear message that genocide should never happen again.
The Iraqi High Tribunal has recognised various acts against the Kurds as genocide. The Iraqi Parliament has done the same. We need you in Britain, in Europe, in other parts of the world to join the call for justice and acknowledgement of what happened to the people of Iraqi Kurdistan.
The people of Kurdistan are forward-looking and want to build their lives and their country. But they cannot forget what befell their people. Help their voice to be heard.
Al-Anfal Campaign 1986 — 1989
The al-Anfal Campaign (Arabic: حملة الأنفال), also known as the Kurdish Genocide, Operation Anfal or simply Anfal, was a genocidal campaign against the Kurdish people (and other non-Arab populations) in Northern Iraq, led by the Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein and headed by Ali Hassan al-Majid in the final stages of Iran-Iraq War.
Genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent
to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious
group, as such:
 Killing members of the group;
 Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
 Deliberately inß icting on the group conditions of life calculated to
bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;
 Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;
 Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.
The Kurdish genocide of the 1980s, in which thousands of civilians lost their lives, stands as one of the worst human tragedies of the modern era. In Kurdistan, as in Nazi Germany, Cambodia, Yugoslavia, Rwanda, and Sierra Leone, extremist politics conspired with a diabolic disregard for human life to produce repression, misery, and murder on a massive scale.
Ministry of Martyrs and Anfal affairs
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