Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Monday, March 19, 2007

Remembering the Halabja Massacre

March 16 marked the 19th anniversary of the Halabja Massacre of 1988. Almost two decades ago, the largest-scale chemical weapons attack against a civilian population in modern times was carried out in Iraqi Kurdistan under orders from Saddam Hussein.

Thousands died as the result of the attack. Others have been suffering from serious afteraffects, including cancer and birth defects, ever since.

The world must remember Halabja in order to promote a community of consciousness that can help to safegaurd against future genocides. The powerful truth is that as witnesses to human rights violations we have a choice of action or indifference.

To access an internet film on the incident, click here.


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