Stressing that it is a Serious Humanitarian Tragedy, President Salih Adopts the First Draft Law of its type for the Equity of Martyrs of Camp Speicher

2019/03/04

President Barham Salih emphasized that the Presidency has adopted the first of its type bill on the case of Speicher that counts those who were murdered there as martyrs and enable their families to enjoy the legitimate rights of martyrs.
His Excellency received Dr. Alaa al-Alwan, the Minister of Health, MP Fariq al-Sheikh Ali, and a group of families of the victims of Camp Speicher, at the Presidential Office in Baghdad on Monday, March 4, 2019.
The President called on the House of Representatives members to expedite the discussion of this new bill and ratify it in recognition and fulfillment to this victimized segment.
His Excellency added "the massacre of Camp Speicher is a serious humanitarian tragedy. It is regrettable that it has not been dealt with it with their families in the required manner,” stressing the need to “give them the required priority and the attention in recognition of the position of these affected families and in appreciation to the pure sacrifices they have made in the defense of the sovereignty of Iraq.”  
The President noted "our national and humanitarian duty requires us to pursue this case in all its aspects and to compensate these bereaved families with their sons.” 
For his part, the Minister of Health asserted that his ministry has taken several measures, including the provision of medical care to the families of the martyrs in private wards free of charge. The Director of Forensic Medicine also explained the efforts exerted on the diagnosis of the remains of martyrs and the mechanisms of delivery to their families.
The Deputy of the Presidency’s Chief of Dewan Mr. Naim Abdul-Malik Al-Suhail, who is assigned for this dossier, reviewed the government's measures towards the appeals of the families of the martyrs of Camp Speicher as well as the consultations submitted for the legislation of the law adopted by President Barham Salih.
President Salih also listened to the painful stories of the families of Camp Speicher's martyrs and the magnitude of the tragedy they were subjected to at the hands of the terrorists.
The President expressed his sympathy and solidarity with them, and stressed his keenness to fulfil their legitimate demands.
in a press conference held after their meeting with the President Salih at the Presidential Office, the families of the martyrs of Camp Speicher valued His Excellency’s efforts in this regard.
They expressed their thanks and appreciation for the President’s adoption of the first draft decision for their equity and for the realization of their benefits, as well as President Salih’s instruction to overcome the obstacles and suffering they face and provide care and attention by the respective authorities.
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