Month: October 2014

President Bashar al-Assad disregard human life!

Bashar Hafez al-Assad

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Crimes against humanity perpetrated by the Syrian government

1) Use of artillery fire against unarmed civilians
2) Door-to-door arrest campaigns
3) Shooting of medical personnel who attempt to aid the wounded
4) Raids against hospitals, clinics and mosques and the purposeful destruction of medical supplies and arrest of medical personnel
5) Denied access to international monitors, humanitarian groups and human rights organizations
6) Shutting off local social media communications
7) Crimes against humanity had been committed by military and security forces including: sexual violence, torture, arbitrary detention and murder
8) Targeted large-scale killings
9) Use of torture in 27 detention facilities run by Syrian intelligence agencies
10) Use chemical weapons against civilians
11) Evidence of a clear chain of command responsibility for atrocities committed all the way up to high-level Syrian officials

Assad regime committed war crimes, crime against humanity

Article from: Syria in Crisis
http://www.responsibilitytoprotect.org/index.php/crises/crisis-in-syria

Assad Regime Sexual Violence Against Children

The list of alleged crimes committed by Syrian forces “include murder, torture, rape and other forms of sexual violence” were applied equally to adults and children in places of detention.

Children in government custody have reportedly been beaten with metal cables, whips and wooden and metal batons, and suffered electric shock, mock executions, cigarette burns, sleep deprivation and solitary confinement, and sexual violence, including rape and threats of rape.

Children are abused by Assad soldiers and recruited for combat and support roles, as well as for conducting military operations by rebels.

Assad's Forces torture and murder children

Read more articles:

UN Says Syrian Regime Killing, Torturing Children
http://www.rferl.org/content/un-says-syria-kills-tortures-children/24611518.html

UN: Syrian forces killed, tortured 256 children
http://news.yahoo.com/un-syrian-forces-killed-tortured-256-children-214918815.html

Syria children maimed and tortured by Assad forces, says UN report
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/05/syria-children-maim-torture-assad-forces-un

Assad’s regime of torture
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2011/05/2011515113431187136.html

Thousands of Yazidis leaving their ancestral homeland

 

yazidi, yezidi, ezidi, yazdani

Thousands of people leaving their ancestral homeland. Women and children being kidnapped, raped, and sold as slaves. Men slaughtered by the thousands. The Islamic State (IS) has been waging a genocidal war against the defenseless Yazidi people.

The Yazidi (also Yezidi, Êzidî, Yazdani) are a Kurdish ethno-religious community whose syncretic but ancient religion is linked to Zoroastrianism and ancient Mesopotamian religions. They live primarily in the Nineveh Province of northern Iraq, a region once part of ancient Assyria and capital of the Neo-Assyrian Empire. Additional communities in Armenia, Georgia and Syria.

In August 2014 the Yazidi were targeted by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIS, in its campaign to “purify” Iraq and neighboring countries of non-Islamic influences. The Salafist militant group Islamic State, which considers the Yazidi devil-worshippers, captured Sinjar in August 2014 following the withdrawal of Peshmerga troops, forcing up to 50,000 Yazidis to flee into the nearby mountainous region. Threatened with death at the hands of militants, they faced starvation in the mountains.

In Sinjar, ISIL destroyed a Shiite shrine and demanded that the remaining population convert to their version of Islam, pay jizya (a religious tax) or be executed. Up to 200,000 people (including an estimated 40,000 Yazidi) fled the city before it was captured by ISIL forces, giving rise to fears of a humanitarian tragedy. ISIL demanded the Yazidi convert to their version of Islam, pay jizya (a religious tax) or be executed. Thousands of Yazidi and Christian religious minorities trapped on the mountaintop in northwest Iraq. Between 20,000 and 30,000 Iraqis, most of them women and children, besieged by Isis. Sick or elderly Yazidi who could not make the trek were being executed by ISIL.

Yazidis are the common victims of Islamist hate and intolerance. Beside ISIL threats, Yazidis are also facing attacks from their Arab neighbors. Unfortunately for the Yazidis, they may not be returning to their homeland for a long time, if ever. “Such a return will be difficult if not impossible, and the international community should be prepared for the permanent displacement of the majority of the surviving Yazidis,”

Yazidis IDPs by Saeed Qasim


This is a documentary video about the effects of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria ‘ISIS’ up on Yazidis (one of the minorities in Iraq) especially it is about Yazidis IDPs. By Saeed Qasim