Petition in support of recognizing Halabja as genocide in Canadian Parliament


The Honourable Jim Karygiannis, MP for Scarborough-Agincourt at Halabja memorial site, 2009. Photo: Facebook

In 2010, the Honourable Jim Karygiannis, Liberal M.P. for Scarborough-Agincourt introduced Motion M-505 in the Canadian House of Commons, which recognized the actions of Saddam Hussein against the Kurds, as a crime against humanity. 

On the 25th anniversary of this brutal genocidal campaign of Saddam Hussien against the Kurdish people, Jim is once more reaching out to fellow parliamentarians in the Canadian Parliament to recognize Halabja as genocide: “The time has come for us to ask that these actions, including the gassing of the Kurds in Halabja, be recognized as genocide. I am asking you to join me, community stakeholders, members, friends and leaders of the Kurdish Community as we call on the Minister of Foreign Affairs to recognize these crimes against humanity as genocide.” said Jim in a statement.

Sign the petition & register your vote for action in support of recognizing the Kurdish Genocide by the Sadam Hussein Regime


Press conference after the passage of Motion 505 which the House of Commons, March 18, 2010

Background information on Halabja:

BBC News – Halabja chemical weapons: A chance to find the men who armed Saddam

Whatever Happened To The Iraqi Kurds? (Human Rights Watch)

-  The Halabja Project: Uncovering the truth 25 years later: Oxford Research Group

- The Swedish parliament recognizes the Anfal Campaign as genocide on Kurds

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