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Day of Remembrance of victims of the Yazidi Genocide in Iraqi Sinjar  to be marked in Armenia 

Day of Remembrance of victims of the Yazidi Genocide in Iraqi Sinjar  to be marked in Armenia 

ArmInfo.In Armenia, annually on August 3, the Day of Remembrance of the victims of the Yazidi  Genocide in Iraqi Sinjar will be marked. At a meeting on April 15, the RA National Assembly Commission on Human Rights and Public Relations issued a positive conclusion on the draft amendments to the  law "On Holidays and Memorable Dates."

According to the author of the presented document, NA deputy from the  ruling Civil Contract faction Rustam Bakoyan, we are talking about  preventing the commission of such crimes in the future at the  international level and paying tribute to the memory of innocent  victims. The German Bundestag has already adopted a corresponding  condemning resolution, and Great Britain has done the same. The  deputy emphasized that the issue will be discussed at an  extraordinary meeting of the National Assembly, which will be held on  April 16. It is envisaged that one of the witnesses to the terrible  events in Sinjar will speak as part of the discussions.

In turn, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of  Armenia Paruyr Hovhannisyan noted that the government of the country  does not object to the adoption of this document, which corresponds  to the position of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of  Armenia on the prevention of genocides.

The genocide of the Yazidi population in the city of Sinjar in  northern Iraq was carried out by the Islamic State group in 2014. It  manifested itself in the expulsion of the Yazidis, their massacres,  and the abduction of Yazidi women. IS's actions against the Yazidis  have become known as the "forced conversion campaign." About 50  thousand Yazidis became refugees, and several thousand more died.   Earlier, in 2018, the Armenian parliament recognized the genocide of  the Yazidis in Iraq, and in 2015, on the 100th anniversary of the  Genocide in the Ottoman Empire, it adopted a resolution recognizing  the genocide of the Greeks and Assyrians.  

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