Congratulating the Yazidis on their New Year, the President: We are Looking Forward to the Adoption of the Female Yazidi Survivors Bill by the House of Representatives

2019/04/16

President Barham Salih, on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, congratulated the sons of the Yazidi faith on the occasion of the Yazidi New Year.
In his message of congratulation, His Excellency commended the sacrifices made by the Yazidis in defending Iraq, just like their Iraqi brethren.
President Salih said, “we are looking forward to the adoption of the Female Yazidi Survivors Bill by the members of the House of Representatives after it was sent by the Presidency to House in order to redress this segment and to compensate the female Yazidi survivors for the psychological harm and material and moral damage inflicted on them.”
The following is the full text:
"In the name of Allah the Merciful
Honorable Yazidi sisters and brothers at home and in Diaspora
It is a great pleasure and joy to extend my sincere congratulations on the occasion of the Yazidi’s New Year's. I wish you many peace, stability, giving and development returns.
The Yazidis are the indigenous sons of this country. They have played an effective and significant role in its construction and in the consolidation of its national unity. They have offered great sacrifices and made feats of heroism as well as sacrifice just like the rest of their Iraqi brethren.  
The Yazidis are now invited to extensively participate in the construction and reconstruction of Iraq as well as in strengthening its national fabric, and in embodying the meanings of love, peace.
On this day, we must remember what the Yazidis have been subjected to of violation, murder, enslavement, and forcible displacement at the hands of the gangs of extremism and atonement represented in ISIS’ terrorists, on a painful and sad page in which the Yazidis have paid great and sacred sacrifices.
Today, we are looking forward to the adoption of the Female Yazidi Survivors Bill by the members of the House of Representatives after it was sent by the Presidency to House in order to redress this segment and to compensate the female Yazidi survivors for the psychological harm and material and moral damage inflicted on them. It is an opportunity to invite Messrs. Deputies there to expedite the approval of the draft and support the Yazidis victims of ISIS.
We seize this auspicious occasion to reaffirm our full support for the legitimate demands of brethren Yazidi to secure their rights under a democratic and federal Iraq as well as to repatriate the internally displaced persons to their areas after providing aspects of stability, peace, and reconstruction of what has been destroyed by terrorism.
We also appeal to the respective authorities to intensify efforts internally and externally to free the abducted Yazidi males and females who are daily harassed by ISIS’ oppression and intimidation, and to work diligently to facilitate their return to their families who are awaiting them impatiently.
Our wishes go to all Yazidis sisters and brothers in Iraq and the world that this year would be a year of good, blessing, and peace for all of them and for all Iraqis.
Happy New Year and many happy returns with good, peace, and security 
Dr. Barham Salih
President of the Republic

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