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 Swedish Socialists recognize Kurdish genocide 

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Swedish Socialists recognize Kurdish genocide  31.10.2009  




October 31, 2009

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, — The Swedish opposition party, the Social Democratic Party accepted a motion that calls for recognizing the Seyfo and Anfal genocide. The party is going to press for international recognition of these two genocides.

The motion was filed by Claes Nordmark, a columnist of the biggest Swedish newspaper and involved in a Kurdish network and part of a Swedish NGO for human rights in Turkey. There are about 50.000 – 60.000 Kurds in Sweden; most have arrived for political reasons and his is one of the reasons why Nordmak thinks it’s important to recognize the genocide against Kurds.

The Social Democrats want the two genocides to be recognized by Sweden, EU and UN. Also they want to have a conference in Sweden about the two genocides and an international memorial on 16 March for the victims of chemical weapons.
                        

The Swedish opposition party, the Social Democratic Party accepted a motion that calls for recognizing the Seyfo and Anfal genocide. The party is going to press for international recognition of these two genocides.

The ‘Seyfo’ genocide was carried out by the Ottoman government against Armenians, the Assyrians / Chaldeans, Pontic Greeks and Roma in 1914-1918, according to the Social Democrats. “Scientists do not entirely agree on how many were actually killed, but the figure is about 750.000 up to over one million,” says the motion. The Socialist party says the effects are still visible in Turkey with only a few Assyrians and Chaldeans left, compared to the one million of Christians who lived in Turkey.

During the Al-Anfal campaign by the Baath regime between 23 and 6 September 1998, more than 182.000 Kurds were killed. Also concentration camps were set up and the best known attack,
www.ekurd.netis the chemical bombing of Halabja on 16 March 1998. “Al-Anfal was the same method, as used during the Seyfo genocide,” says the motion. “The genocide must be recognized for what they really are and the truth about what happened must be revealed.”

PUKmedia reported the move was hailed by the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan in a party congress.

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