In August 2013, Imani Lee, Inc. was presented with historic documents concerning the 1988 Halabja Massacre in Halabja, Iraq by an official Kurdish delegation of three officials. The delegation included Bakir Hama Sidiq, a Member of the Iraqi Parliament and the attorney responsible for preparing 1,000 pages of documents of witness testimony used in the trial proceedings of Saddam Hussein, Khder Hassan Muhammed, a judge in the Kurdish Appeals Court of Sulaymaniyah, and Huner Anwer, a Kurdish native and project director at the Dialogue Institute at Temple University. This is the first phase of a multi-year and multi-phased agreement with the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG), an autonomous state within the borders of Iraq, regarding important projects of historical significance.
The documents include detailed eyewitness accounts and testimony by Kurdish citizens psychologically and physically affected by the attack, in addition to official military and government documentation, some of which were marked “Secret” and “Top Secret,” as they detail the actual strike and its associated military orders.
The purpose of the project was to translate, edit, harmonize, certify, and notarize the documents from Arabic to English. The finalized English translations are set to be presented to the US Congress for an official vote to declare the event a genocide, and by extension, other international countries in the West. The delegation then plans to present these rare and important documents for display in the United States Library of Congress and The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC.
The Halabja Massacre, sometimes referred to as Bloody Friday, took place on March 16, 1988 in the city of Halabja in Kurdistan, an autonomous state within Iraq. The attack was ordered by Saddam Hussein and carried out by Ali Hassan Al-Majid, otherwise known as “Chemical Ali,” in the days preceding the conclusion of the Iran-Iraq War. The attack included several strikes utilizing chemical weapons, which resulted in the immediate deaths of an estimated 5,000 Kurds. There were an estimated 7,000 injuries, with the aftermath of these injuries being felt by Halabja’s citizens unto this day.
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