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Kurdish MPs threaten to sue gov't over compensating Halabja victims

Kurdish MPs at the House of Representatives threatened to sue the government of Adil Abdul Mahdi over the compensations for Halabja chemical attack victims promised by the former government.

In a press conference at Halabja city, Kurdish lawmakers censured the government for stalling the compensations that supposed to be paid to the victims of the chemical attack targeted the city 30 years ago, however, the specialized court's 13-year old decision.

"The federal government compensated the families of the victims of the former regime in Dujail, but never compensated the victims' families of Anfal genocide, the chemical bombardment of Halabja and of other crimes committed against the Kurds," MPs said.

The Halabja chemical attack, also known as the Halabja Massacre or Bloody Friday, was a massacre against the Kurdish people that took place on March 16, 1988, during the closing days of the Iran–Iraq War in the Kurdish city of Halabja in Iraq.


Kurdish MPs at the House of Representatives threatened to sue the government of Adil Abdul Mahdi over the compensations for Halabja chemical attack victims promised by the former government
Last Modified: Thursday، 03 January 2019 07:29 PM
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