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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...

Myanmar: The continued persecution of Rohingya 

By Nicole Girard While right-wing populism and anti-migrant rhetoric are widely reported in Europe and North America, they are by no means confined to these regions. From Côte d’Ivoire to India, many political groups are actively exploiting fears and resentments around migration to further their own identity- based platforms. Yet there are few instances where the intensification of hostility has occurred so rapidly in...

Iran: Refugees twice over: the migration of second-generation Afghans to Europe from Iran 

By Nazgol Kafai Decades of conflict in Afghanistan, beginning with the Soviet occupation of the country from 1978 to 1992, has led to widespread displacement and migration. This continued under Taliban rule between 1992 and 2001, an era defined by widespread violence and ethnic cleansing across Afghanistan, ending with the US-led invasion in 2001 and an estimated 26,000 documented civilian deaths as a result...

Iraq: Trapped in a limbo - Iraq’s displaced minorities and the difficulties of return 

By Mays Al-Juboori With more than 3 million Iraqis still internally displaced, the country’s protracted crisis – driven in large part by the 2014 offensive of ISIS through northern Iraq – is still a long way from being resolved, even with the apparent retreat of its forces from Mosul and other strongholds. Ensuring the safe return to Ninewa and other areas of former residents,...

Iraq: The situation in Sinjar and the north 

تعاني منطقة سنجار من انتهاكات حقوقية عديدة اذ ما زال الوضع يتسم هناك بالعديد من المشاكل المستعصية في العديد من المجالات الحياتية اليومية، مع ملاحظة ان العديد من عوائل سنجار ما زالوا نازحين، والعودة تشهد بطئ واضح خاصة وان العديد من دور المواطنين والمباني العامة مهدمة أو محترقة وطالتها ايدي التخريب والتدمير. الوضع الصحي في قضاء سنجار يشكو من الاهمال الشديد، اذ بالرغم من...

Turkey: ESU Statement regarding Syriac properties in the southeast region 

As reported this week in several media outlets in Turkey, a planned new bill will be presented to the Turkish Parliament regarding the issue of 50 Syriac Christian properties that had been seized by the state in the south-east region of Turkey, namely in Turabdin. From the start of the property issue six months ago, ESU have been active regarding the Syriac properties...

Sri Lanka: Condemning Attacks on Muslim Minority 

 The government is accountable for attacks on Muslims in SrilankaJaffna Muslim Community International  Jaffna Muslim Community International (JMC-I) strongly condemns the recent violence against Muslims in Ampara-Srilanka in the morning on 27.02.2018 and urged the government to uphold minority rights and freedom of religion.In 2014, three Muslims were killed in riots stirred up by hardline groups. President Sirisena was elected the following year after...

Turkey: Life without hope is no life (stories of Christian Syriac/Assyrian/Chaldean refugees) 

They survived a genocide. They fled from radical Islamists, leaving everything they had behind. Now they are stuck in a Turkish city. They can neither return to Iraq nor could they live a normal life in Turkey.They lack basic rights, they cannot work legally under the Turkish ban and their children are not allowed to go to school. They are forgotten by world leaders,...


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