Iraq’s Ambassador in Paris Participates in a Seminar on Survivors of Yazidi women at French Senate

The Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq to France, Dr. Wadee Batti, participated in a Seminar at the French Senate on Monday, June 24, 2024, to mark the tenth anniversary of the genocide of the Yazidis.

At the opening of the Seminar, which was held under the title “The Yazidis: A Forgotten Genocide,” a video was presented that included testimonies from a number of Yazidi survivors about the crimes and genocide they were subjected to at the hands of Da’esh terrorist organization.

Ms. Nathalie Goulet, a member of the Senate Economic Affairs, gave a speech in which she stressed the need to support Yazidi women survivors and prosecute Da’esh criminals. At the end of her speech, she invited to observe a minute of silence for the souls of the martyrs of the Yazidi component.

In addition to, a panel discussion, entitled “Justice against Committed Crimes: Initiatives and Obstacles,” was held in the presence of a group of experts in addition to a number of Yazidi female survivors.

At the end of the session, Ambassador Dr. Wadee Batti gave a speech in which he indicated that his presence in this Seminar expresses the Iraqi government’s keenness to care for this authentic Iraqi component, he also explained that the government is sparing no effort in taking measures and decisions that guarantee the rights of the people of this component and alleviate their pain as a result of the heinous crimes committed by Da’esh, calling on the international community to redress for the victims and bear its responsibilities, especially since the members of this organization were of different nationalities, stressing that Da’esh does not represent a religion, sect, or belief, but rather is a deviant group.