Pact of Autonomy declared by Five Indigenous Nations of the Middle East
[Lalish, Ezidikhan (Iraq) 17 October 2019] – Faced with acts of violent atrocities, forced displacement and genocide, representatives of the Yezidi, Zoroastrian, Mandaean, Romani, and Shabak communities announced in a joint proclamation their commitment to formalize their political autonomy distinct from the states of Syria, Turkey, and Iraq. and the formation of the Alliance of Indigenous Nations of the Middle East. Twelve national delegates met in a general assembly on 6 October during the Jamayi Session of th...
France Grants Asylum to Yezidi Families under President Macron’s Promise
Using France's "asylum visa," any resident of France can privately sponsor a Yezidi family. The private sponsor pledges to provide housing and orientation for the asylum-seekers. The French government provides food support and social services.
Ezidikhan Governing Council Passes Genocide Investigative Body into Law
The new investigative team will probe all crimes and identify suspects whether persons, groups or institutions that may have committed genocide including but not limited to Da’esh and its allies and crimes attributable to Iraqi governmental forces, at the federal or regional level (like Kurdish regional forces); militia such as the Popular Mobilization Forces; or international forces.
Kurds and Iraq seek to extort Ezidikhan denial of Genocide
Ezidikhan Prime Minister Barjis Soso Khalaf “rejects most emphatically” as “political extortion” the Kurdish Regional Government and Iraqi Government demand that the Ezidikhan Governing Council retract its 16 November Resolution charging the Kurdish government with acts of genocide and the Iraqi and US governments complicity in those acts.
Emergency consultations between Ezidikhan and friendly nations
The governments of Sweden, India and Iraq have invited the Provisional Government of Ezidikhan to consultations concerning the Governing Council Resolution of 15 November condemning Kurdish genocidal policies toward Yezidis. Prime Minister Barjis Soso Khalaf has vowed to meet with the Iraqi government to seek the Kurdish Regional Government’s immediate withdrawal.
Ezidikhan rejects Baghdad-Irbil deal to hand Shingal back to Kurds
The Yezidi people reject the Iraq government’s attempt to install the Kurdish Regional Government as the military and political authority over the nation of Ezidikhan without our consent. The Ezidikhan Provisional Government is the sole, legitimate government representing the peoples of Ezidikhan.
Ezidikhan officials to monitor Baghdad pledge to rebuild Shingal
"The central government's expressed commitment to rebuild Shingal is an important first step toward bringing Iraq's communities together. We welcome and encourage this partnership and friendship with the Iraqi Government." -Ezidikhan Prime Minister Waheed Mandoo Hammo
India-Ezidikhan Relief for Yezidi flood victims
On May 31st 2018, over fifty new tents together with supplies were delivered to Yezidi families that had lost their tents to the flash floods. Ezidikhan Government officials who had helped to source help from India were also present to help to deliver and set up tents for Yezidi families.
Ezidikhan PM Seeks Constructive Relations with Armenia
Ezidikhan Prime Minister Hammo expressly called on the Armenian Prime Minister to enter into constructive and cooperative engagement to advance trade, jobs, and economic development in each country.
Ezidikhan Government Delegation Meets with India’s External Affairs Minister Swaraj
Prime Minister Waheed Mandoo Hammo led a ministerial delegation for a diplomatic visit during the week of January 27–29 to the Government of India for meetings with External Affairs Sushma Swaraj. Prime Minister Hammo and Minister Swaraj conducted constructive talks concerning the economic, political and strategic needs of the Ezidikhan peoples.