Iraqi Turkmens are the descendants of the Turkish OGHUZ tribes originating in Central Asia. They settled in Mesopotamia (Iraq) 1.400 years ago. They represent the third main ethnic community in Iraq.
Thursday, 11 October 2012
Zhayn Group (Iraqi Kurdistan Region) :" NO TO THE RELEASE OF WOMEN MURDERERS UNDER THE GENERAL AMNESTY LAW'
Women in Iraqi Kurdistan
NO TO THE RELEASE OF WOMEN
MURDERERS UNDER THE GENERAL AMNESTY LAW
Zhyan group will arrange an activity on oct.11, 2012 to stand
against killing women and girls under the pretext of honor, cultural and
tradition, it will at same time forward a letter of protest to the speakership
of the parliament and council of justice. The general amnesty law number 2 of
2012 in KRG is against the principles of rights of those human beings liable to
crime it is particularly paving the road to setting all women killers free ;
those whose cases are still under investigation and who are still in prisons .
And this is interference in the process of the application of
justice, also disgraces the authority of legislation in the prevention and
repetition of crimes.
Zhayn group will submit a case study about amnesty law number
2 of 2012 in KRG and copies will be available for media.
We support reconciliation and forgiveness.But since thousands of
women have been killed during the twenty years of history of KRG and
most of criminals have not been questioned and those who have been arrested are released under the general and private amnesty,there is no
impediment in front of them to make them aware of results of their crimes Their
families and relatives have even been their defenders and covered their crimes
as it happened in the cases of teacher Sakar, Parwen, and many others.
The Thursday, Oct. 10 program is as follows:
· 10 a.m. –
Calling at the parliament speakership
· 11;30 a.m. –press
conference in front of the parliament building in Arbil .