Appeal to the World Organizations

10th December 2011
Dear Sirs,
We appeal to you with the request to state your opinion about the persecution of the indigenous Assyrian Christian population and others, on the territory of Iraq since June 2004. Another violence and atrocity has occurred in the north of the country, the so-called Kurdistan (Occupied Assyria), on December 2nd. The disorders and violence lasted 2-3 days. Attempts for ethnic cleansing of the Assyrian Christian population took place with tacit consent of the federal and regional authorities of the country, maybe even with their consent.

On Friday, December 2nd, after the midday prayer, a crowd of militant fanatics attacked the Christian area of Al-Nasara in the Zakho city. Kurdish Islamites set fire to bars, wine-alcohol shops, Barber salons, Restaurants and Hotels belonging to Christians, mainly to those owned by Assyrian Community. The mass-media informed that the fundamentalist wrath was unleashed by the sermon of one of the radical Kurdish imam in the local mosque. The attacking crowd consisted of 100 Kurds, but in matter of minutes thousands more Kurds (thugs) joined them.
The information of the local Assyrian Community representatives about the lost control situation was confirmed by official people, including the head of Kurdish regional autonomy, Mr Massoud Barzani. Unfortunately, the vacuum of safety extended to areas of the Assyrian Christians. Pogroms quickly reached the neighboring city of Semele, and villages of Shiyooz and Zawitha. Here literally all shops belonging to the Assyrians and Yezids were burnt. The hostile attitude against Assyrian Christian population rose in the province of Dohuk where, in Nohadra, the building of the Assyrian cultural centre was almost completely destroyed including attacks on few Churches.
We are assured that the International Political Organizations should not be indifferent to the repetition of genocide of the peoples having exposed to extermination in the territory of Turkey at the beginning of the 20th century, and being exposed to genocide in the territory of Iraq at present, at the beginning of the 21st century. The terror continuing the policy of misanthropic genocide and ethnic cleansing of Armenians, Assyrians, Greeks and Yezids, established by the Ottoman authorities continues now, and inactivity of the International Community can be considered as a tacit consent with these events.
The present events show again that the absence of timely recognition and condemnation of the Christian peoples’ Genocide in Turkey, carried out about 100 years ago by the Turkish authorities and Kurdish gangs, indulges new such crimes.
As practice has shown that in modern Iraq those who are guilty of purposeful destruction of the indigenous Assyrian Christians, and others, as a rule avoid punishment, we consider it necessary to urge openly the federal and regional government of this country to begin impartial investigation of December’s pogroms and to punish their organizers and executors, as well as all those people in freedom guilty of other numerous crimes against ethnic and confessional minorities of Iraq!
We address to you as the Authoritative World Organizations, such as United Nations, European Parliament/commission and all member states of the United Nations which carry out cooperation principles for international peace and safety, to put forward for discussion the question of the Indigenous Assyrian Christians population of Iraq in general and of the so-called Kurdistan in particular (Occupied Assyria), exposed to Genocide and we ask you:

 To direct the International observers for the control over investigation,
 To put forward the question for consideration of General Assembly of the United Nations regarding this issue.
 To provide protection to defenseless Assyrian Christians of Iraq by establishing a Safe-Haven area for them in their historical-ancestral homeland and this protected area be turned into Assyria Federal Region in North of Iraq (Occupied Assyria) answerable only to the central government in Baghdad in one un-divided Iraq.

We hope that the World Organizations will not be limited to half measures because your actions can be considered as deliberate delay of solving the situation in order to give the Kurdish and Arab islamites the chance to cleanse the territory from the Assyrian Christians of Iraq.


Assyrian Organizations calling the appeal

Assyrian Universal Independent Activists Forum / (AUIAF)
20/51-55 Upper Pitt Street, KIRRIBILLI NSW 2061 AUSTRALIA
Contact Person: Elias Yalda
Tel: +61 2 9923 1129, +61 421 962811
AshurSat TV
PO Box 1690

Federation of Assyrian Organizations of Armenia «KHAYADTA»
48 Garibjanyan Str., 0050, Yerevan, RA,
Contact Person: Irina Gasparyan
Тел: +374 91 432961, +374 94 432961,,

Moscow Regional Ethnic Cultural Autonomy of Assyrians,
Contact Person: Ph.D Iosif Zaya
22 Sharikopodshipnikovskaya Str., Moscow 115088, tel: +7499 613-17-47,
 Atou E.V. Assyrian youth club
Alte Heerstasse 5, 35440 lindens. de
Contact person: Sima Kucun,

Assyrian Genocide International ( Seyfo) Committee
Tomtbergavägen 16 tr.1, 145 67 Norsborg Sweden
Contact Person:Dr. Ibrahim Afram, Dr. Jannil Hanna
 Assyrische Verein der Schweiz,
Postfach 134.
9545 Wängi Schweiz,
Contact person: Iskender Bulut

Deutscher Assyrischer Jugendund Kulturverein Idstein e.V, Limburgerstraße 53a65510 Idstein,
Contact person: Yuhannes Kucun
 Vereniging van Assyriërs in België
walemstraat 137, 2800 sint-katlinewafer
Contact person: Savas Alagac

Assyrian Institutet, Tomtbergavägen 16 tr.1 145 67 Norsborg Sweden
Contact person:General Director ; Yilmaz Poli
 Latvian Assyrian Cultural Centre,
Pavel Saiadov,

Sozial-und Informationsdienst
der Assyrer
Postfach 6, 6431 Schwyz (CH)
 Khabreh D’atouraye” – “Assyrian News”, Assyrian newspaper of CIS, +380671743587

Assyrian Association of Ukraine “Assyria”,
55, Gorky street, flat 77,
Zaporozhe, Ukraine, 69063

International Assyrian Coordination Council (IACC),
Contact Person: Alexey Tamrazov, +380971749046

Other Non-Assyrian bodies supporting this Assyrian appeal “Araza” NGO, Tel: (077) 690-467;

Vahan Ed. Hovhannesyan
National Assembly of Armenia,
MP Member of the Euronest PA Bureau
Head of the Armenian Delegation
+37410 526 648,

Nash Dom «Armenia»,
Nikolay Babadjanyan,
Mob: +37491707319

Yerevan Belorus Community of Armenia
Irina Pogosyan, Tel: +374 93 117323

“Free society institute” NGO
Edgar Hakobyan
Tel: +374 77 103666

“Saved Relics”, Manushak Khodjayan
Tel: +374 91 306514

The education-cultural Center “AREG”
Elena Akopyan, mob: (+37493)77-55-20

XENOPHOBIA PREVENTION INITIATIVE NGO, Adibekyan Armine, +374 99 561854

The Union of the Russian Federation Diasporas (SDR), Mushegyan Vardan, mobile: +79104002323,