Petition: Recognize the massacre against Yazidis as genocide
The Swiss Democratic Kurdish Society (CDK-S) has launched a petition calling on the Switzerland's Federal Council to recognize the massacre committed against Yazidis by ISIS as genocide.
News Center- The Swiss Democratic Kurdish Society (CDK-S) has launched a petition calling on the Switzerland's Federal Council to recognize ISIS’s August 2014 massacre of thousands of Yazidis and enslavement of thousands of Yazidi women and children as genocide.
“Guarantee the protection”
The petition noted that ISIS committed a genocide against the Yazidis eight years ago and the Yazidi community has been facing another massacre shortly after returned to their homes.
“We call on the Switzerland's Federal Council to officially recognize the genocide against the Yazidis, to guarantee an international protection for the community being threatened by the coordinated military operations of the Turkish and Iraqi armies since April and provide financial support for the reconstruction of Yazidi settlements in the Shengal Mountains,” the petition says.
“Yazidi population should be protected”
In the petition, the Swiss Democratic Kurdish Society (CDK-S) also says, “The Yazidis are still deprived of their right to self-determination and are once again the victims of geopolitical power games. In this situation, the protection of the remaining Yazidi population and the recognition of the genocide by the Swiss government are more urgent than ever.”