KNK

In cooperation with

KIB

1st INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON

FAYLEE KURDS IN EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

Brussels, European Parliament, Monday 2 May 2016

Interpretation available in English and Arabic

The Faylee Kurds constitute an important part of the overall picture of Kurdish people living in Iraq, and have suffered genocide and mass forced deportations. This conference aims to highlight their plight and to begin to formulate a way forward.

Faylee Kurds, as their name indicates, are ethnic Kurds and part of the Kurdish nation. They have lived for millennia on both sides of the Iraq-Iran borders. In Iraq they now live mainly in the area stretching from Khanaqin in the north to al-Omara in the south. In Iran they live mainly in the provinces of Ilam and Kirmashan. Faylee Kurds live in large numbers in the capital cities of both countries and in other big cities. They number in the millions but no official statistics on their numbers are published in either country. Faylee Kurds are mainly Shia Muslim. However, there are Faylee Kurds of other faiths.

If you would like to attend, please read the below technical information regarding gaining access to the European Parliament.

An official “European Parliament personal badge / pass” will be provided to all participants to the Conference.

All participants must communicate by email on their participation to [email protected]

1) Name and surname

2) Date of birth

3) Place and country of residence (if possible, the full address of residence)

4) Number of a valid document (e.g. passport, national ID)

Your “personal badge / pass” will be available at the main entrance of the European Parliament, where we will meet at 14:00. 

Please note that all participants must take care of their own “EP badge / pass” during both days; if someone loses the “pass / badge” it will be impossible for the conference’s organizers to replace it, according to the E.P. internal rules.
For any additional information, please contact the EUTCC conference’s secretariat:[email protected]

Draft Program:

2 May 2016
Room ASP3G3

OPENING SESSION 15:00-16:00
OPENING REMARKS AND GREETINGS

Ms. Zainab Murad Sahrab, Vice-Chair of KNK, Sweden

MEP Josef WEIDENHOLZER, MEP, Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament (S/D)

MEP, Ana GOMES,  Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament (S/D) (TBC)

Documentary Film 15 mins

SESSION I. 16:00-18:00
THE HISTORY, POPULATION, CURRENT SITUATION AND THE EXPECTATION

Moderators:
Dr. Munira Omed and Dr Diearry S. Mageed AL Faily or Ms. Shahla HEFID, Vice-Chair of KNK

Speakers:
Dr.Majeed R. Jafar
The Baath leadership decision to forcibly deport hundreds of thousands Iraqi Faylee Kurds to Iran, stripping them of their Iraqi citizenship and documents, confiscating their movable and immovable property and detaining “more than 20000″ of their children, youth, women and men

Judge Asoo Sofi
The legal aspects of the genocide committed by the regime against Faylee KURDS

Dr. Akram Hawas
The Iraqi, regional and international political aspects of the Iraqi Faylee Kurds issue and the geopolitical dimensions of the forcible deportation of Faylee Kurds to Iran and forcible displacement within Iraq

Dr. Kamal KetulyThe documentation of the “more than 20000″ forcibly disappeared detainee Faylee Kurd men, women, youth and children

Ms. Thana Bassam
The suffering of Feyli women during the forced deportation

Dr. Samir Cheragwandi
The role of the Faylee Kurds in the Iraqi and Kurdish liberation movement and their active participation and support and participate in the movement

Questions and discussion with moderators & discussants

18:00 -19:00
WITNESSES, CONCLUSIONS, RECOMMENDATIONS AND FINAL RESOLUTION

Witnesses
1- Ms. Balkis Feili, who will talk about what she has been through, as a feyli woman. Two of her brothers are trackless and she has been in prison six months.
2- Mr. Abdulkareem Faylee, who will talk about Feyli Kurds situation after 2003, after Saddam’s regime in Baghdad.

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