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Iraq/Syria: ESU Statement on International Day of Genocide Victims 

On this day of December 9 as the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of the Genocide and the Prevention of this Crime, it is our moral and historical duty to remember victims of the Genocides and the survivors of the Sayfo 1915, Chaldean-Syriac-Assyrian people face another genocide in the Middle East and existential threat. Commemoration...

Syria: ESU condemns heinous attack against civilians in Nzalin, Qamishli 

On the Eve of New Year, December, 30, 2015 historical Syriac town of Beth Zalin, Qamishli in Gozarto, Syria had been target of heinous terrorist attack, according to local sources with current situation, leaving 18 martyrs and more than 25 injured, under treatment in different hospitals across the town. During the night of December 30, around 9pm local time, three explosions targeted Syriacs owned...

Photo story: Peoples under Threat Global Rankings 2016 - 'Further mass migration inevitable' 

Further mass migration inevitable as persecution is ignored in states where peoples are under threat, says MRGNew global ranking of countries where civilians most at risk of mass killingWith the refugee crisis far from over, the failure to address persecution in states where peoples are under severe threat makes further mass population movements inevitable, says Minority Rights Group International (MRG). The international human rights organisation...

India: Systematic destruction of resources of Dalit Christian community 

Dalits in India comprise 16% of population barring 7% of tribal population and Dalits are the indigenous community cutting across regional linguistic groups in the country. This community has been subjected to untouchability a kind of socio-religious exclusion practiced from four thusand years. A 0.9 % of them have been converted in to christianity during the colonial period. Now, with the independence declarartion in...

Italy/Turkey: La causa dei popoli 

Click on the link below to read the only Italian E-journal dealing with minorities, indigenous peoples and stateless nations. This month read about minorities in Turkey....

Syria/Iraq/Lebanon: The Forgotten Genocide - new report from A Demand for Action 

“The Forgotten Genocide” - In this document, we have interviewed Assyrians/Chaldeans/Syriacs and other Christians who have fled their homes with only the clothes on their backs, and who now live under harsh conditions in places like the ghettos of Beirut. Many of them have missing family members. Some have been kidnapped, others raped, many tortured-all because of their faith. What they have gone...

Minorities in South Asia face widespread violence and discrimination, and governments fail to protect rights – new regional report on minority rights  

Hundreds of millions of people belonging to minority communities in South Asia are being denied their basic rights and experience high levels of violence and discrimination, yet there is a lack of action and appropriate laws to address these issues at both the regional and national levels, a new report launched today finds.The South Asia State of Minorities Report provides an overview of the...

Iraq: The Genocide Against Mandaeans Continues 

http://www.mandaeanunion.com/mhrg/item/2000-genocide-against-the-mandaeans Saturday, 03 December 2016The Genocide Against the Mandaeans of Iraq Continues Written by Mandaean Human Rights GroupRelated items Iraqi Minorities Security Council Proposition Stop the Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing of the Mandaeans in Iraq Ginza Rabba "The Great Treasure" The Holy Book of the Mandaeans in English Mandaean Refugees CrisisThe Mandaean Human rights group condemns the brutal killing of a Mandaean man...

Turkey: ESU presents Annual Report on Syriac people to European Commission  

Delegation from European Syriac Union, ESU, presented its annual report to the European authorities in the Commission regarding the situation of Syriac people in Turkey. Delegation consisted from ESU Co-Chair Tony Vergili and member of Foreign Affairs Jacques Eliazar met Commission officials at the Turkey's desk while presenting the report and discussing annual situation of the Syriac people and recent social and political...


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