48 Yazidi organizations around Europe issued a joint statement to appeal for support and solidarity with the people of Sinjar, who have been protesting the Sinjar Agreement for 112 days.
The agreement between the Iraq government and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), which was signed on 9 October, and the deployment of more than 8,000 Iraqi soldiers to Sinjar has provoked strong reactions.
As tensions in the region soared after the attempt to remove Yazidi Asayish Centres (Yazidi public security forces), local citizens launched a vigil action against both the agreement and the removal of Yazidi Asayish forces.
The public resistance by the people of Sinjar (Şengal) against the agreement and the Iraqi government continues on its 112nd day outside the Asayish Centre in Sinjar.
The Yazidi organizations in Europe stated that the agreement is “an attempt to occupy Sinjar”.
“Such an agreement paves the way for ISIS and jihadist terrorist groups to be mobilized in the region,” the Yazidi organizations said.
The 48 Yazidi organizations, which include Sîwana Meclisa Jinên Êzdî (SMJE), Meclisa Şingalê ya Derveyî Welat (MSD)Komîta Jinên Êzîdî and Mala Êzdiyan appealed for solidarity with the Yazidis in Sinjar:
“We condemn the new attempts to occupy Sinjar. For the safety of the Yazidi people, we call on all Yazidi communities around the world, all Kurds and their international friends to turn all areas into the areas of resistance, to support the Yazidi people and raise solidarity against these occupation attempts.”