The Free Yezidi Foundation was allowed to sue the French company Lafarge

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The Foundation for Free Yezidis (FYF), a civil society organization led by Yezidi women, has officially received permission from the French judicial authorities to join the lawsuit against the multinational company Lafarge.
Cement giant «Lafarge Holcim» says its French subsidiary is under official investigation in France on charges of financing the terrorist group ISIS in Syria.
The subsidiary is also accused of complicity in crimes against humanity and endangering life in Syria.
Last year, Lafarge admitted to paying terrorist groups in the country to keep the plant operating in northern Syria.
The Yazidis were subjected to horrific atrocities by IS in August 2014. The terrorist group executed thousands of men, women, and children of this national minority, enslaved more than 6,000 people and forced hundreds of thousands more to flee.
On May 18, 2022, the French Court of Appeal upheld the earlier cassation decision that Lafarge should stand trial on charges of complicity in crimes against humanity.
The application of the Free Yezidi Foundation for admission as a civil party to the lawsuit was filed in March 2019 and accepted on May 9, 2022.
"The world was aware of the crimes and atrocities that ISIS committed against peaceful Yezidis. The corporations that paid ISIS are complicit and should be held accountable for their actions. It is necessary that the voice of the Yezidis be heard, including equally all the survivors and the families of those who were killed. The Yazidis are a small and vulnerable minority in Iraq and Syria, but justice is important to our people, and individuals or corporations who have violated our rights should be tried in court," Pari Ibrahim, founder and CEO of FYF, told the press.
Clemence Beckart, FYF's legal representative in France, said in a statement that they are pleased that FYF will have the opportunity to present the evidence gathered during this investigation.
After all, it is extremely important that corporations are held accountable for their actions, especially when such actions are regarded as genocide and contribute to mass atrocities like those committed by ISIS.

Dengê Êzdiyan





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The Free Yezidi Foundation was allowed to sue the French company Lafarge

2022/05/45120-1653376519.jpg
Read: 362     15:30     24 Май 2022    

The Foundation for Free Yezidis (FYF), a civil society organization led by Yezidi women, has officially received permission from the French judicial authorities to join the lawsuit against the multinational company Lafarge.
Cement giant «Lafarge Holcim» says its French subsidiary is under official investigation in France on charges of financing the terrorist group ISIS in Syria.
The subsidiary is also accused of complicity in crimes against humanity and endangering life in Syria.
Last year, Lafarge admitted to paying terrorist groups in the country to keep the plant operating in northern Syria.
The Yazidis were subjected to horrific atrocities by IS in August 2014. The terrorist group executed thousands of men, women, and children of this national minority, enslaved more than 6,000 people and forced hundreds of thousands more to flee.
On May 18, 2022, the French Court of Appeal upheld the earlier cassation decision that Lafarge should stand trial on charges of complicity in crimes against humanity.
The application of the Free Yezidi Foundation for admission as a civil party to the lawsuit was filed in March 2019 and accepted on May 9, 2022.
"The world was aware of the crimes and atrocities that ISIS committed against peaceful Yezidis. The corporations that paid ISIS are complicit and should be held accountable for their actions. It is necessary that the voice of the Yezidis be heard, including equally all the survivors and the families of those who were killed. The Yazidis are a small and vulnerable minority in Iraq and Syria, but justice is important to our people, and individuals or corporations who have violated our rights should be tried in court," Pari Ibrahim, founder and CEO of FYF, told the press.
Clemence Beckart, FYF's legal representative in France, said in a statement that they are pleased that FYF will have the opportunity to present the evidence gathered during this investigation.
After all, it is extremely important that corporations are held accountable for their actions, especially when such actions are regarded as genocide and contribute to mass atrocities like those committed by ISIS.

Dengê Êzdiyan





Tags: #yazidisinfo   #newsyazidis   #aboutyazidis   #humanrights