3. august 2014 went to the ICE to attack on jesidiene in the Sinjar area north of Iraq. Thousands were taken prisoner or killed, thousands of women were taken as sex slaves, and nearly one hundred thousand people fled to the Sinjar mountain. The united nations has referred to the attack as genocide.
today, it is 6 years since the genocide in jesidiene. Thousands are still missing. They lost everything, but they gave never up. Jesidiene was much stronger than the evil ideology of IS which wanted to destroy and eradicate them.
the Women paid the the highest price. According to the Nrc was almost 7000 women kidnapped and sold as sex slaves. Many were subjected to repeated sexual abuse. Most were forced to convert to islam, and several of them were given as gifts to IS fighters.
Thousands of women and children were sold in slave markets in syrian and iraqi cities. The young boys were brainwashed and trained to be child soldiers. The today is several thousand people who are traumatized by the events.Therefore, the war against Isis Debate
Sinjar was recaptured november 2015 by kurdish forces. Five years after the reconquest is more than 200 000 people, mostly jesidier, still on the run in Northern Iraq (KRG), without a home to return to. Around 70 per cent of the buildings in Sinjar are still damaged or destroyed after the reconquest of the city. Large parts of the city remain uninhabitable, without water, schools or hospitals.
It is it legal and the moral responsibility of all governments to act in accordance with the Un convention from 1948 on the prevention and punishment of folkemordets crime.
The Norwegian government and the international community must work together to bring the ICE to the right. Genocide must be acknowledged and documented, both to create space for reconciliation and for the rehabilitation of the jesidiene in Iraq.
To define the atrocities against and the persecution of the jesidiene as genocide is important both legal and symbolic.peace Prize to a persecuted people in the middle East Comment
Norway should make the necessary legal analysis to recognize the genocide and prosecute its citizens who was in the ICE and performed grusomhetsforbrytelser in Iraq and Syria. The formal recognition of the genocide is central to efforts to prevent future grusomhetsforbrytelser and to counter violent extremism.
We can not say that ICE is defeated when there are thousands of ICE-soldiers who still have not received punishment in Europe and Syria. Norway in cooperation with international actors need to address the problem and find a solution to bring the ICE to the right. To give jesidiene justice, security and a future.
It should not be any excuses for that Norway does not recognize the attacks on jesidiene as genocide. Nobelfreds prize winner Nadia Murad was the victim of the genocide and the whole of Norway dried her tears when she told her story. Now should the government make the tears into action.The most important peace prize in our time Debate You can submit your article and opinion piece in Dagbladet here
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