The opening of a branch of the Iraqi Human Rights Society in the United States In the Kurdistan Region of Iraq
Under the auspices of Prof. Nawzad Hadi Maulud Mayer of Erbil, Iraqi Human Rights Society in the United States opened its branch on 10/25/2011 in city of Erbil in Kurdistan region of Iraq. The representative of the Mayor of Erbil, Brigadier General Khaled Abbas Alkoura chi cut the ribbon next to the President of IHRSUSA, several members of the Society, members of Iraqi Parliament Deputy Khales Eishoa, Dr. Luis Carlo Bender, and Dr. Tha’er Abd Alahad member of the Parliament for the Kurdistan region, a number of officials of the Iraqi parties and organizations, representatives of civil society organizations, managers and officials of the administrative units in the city. Mr. Karim Albasri member of IHRSUSA welcomed the diverse and distinguished audience, then invited the audience to observe a minute of silence in memory of souls of Iraq’s victims, victims of liberty, and provided an overview of the Assembly and its activities. Then Brigadier General Khaled Alkourachi for opening ceremony … gave a speech saying that the provincial government cooperates with the civil society organizations and welcomes them because they are considered important and fundamental pillars of society.Then spoke Mr. Salar Mahmoud, President of the Human Rights Commission in the Parliament of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, saying that the existence of such organizations in the region gives evidence about the possibility of mutual cooperation and the support for the aspirations of the citizens through monitoring and control of staff performance. Mr. Hamid Murad, president of IHRSUSA, in his speech on this occasion saluted the audience, gave thanks and gratitude to the government of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq for allowing the society to open a branch in the region. Talking about the phases of society and the stages of the establishment, he mentioned that the Iraqi society platform will be a base and will be supportive of the rights of citizens belonging to minorities, he appealed as well as to Iraqis politicians to be genuine in their national dialogue, to build a strong State that respects Iraqi human dignity.
The opening ceremony was attended by the following
Rep. Susan Yousif – Rep. Haja Slayman from the Parliament of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq – a representative of the Minister of Culture and Sports Mr. Hlkurd Abd Al Wahab Jindiyani – A representative of the Minister of Transport and Communications, Mr. Omid Mohammed Saleh – Mr. Sokol Condi head of the UN in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq – Mrs. Federica Siamand responsible Officer of Human rights in the UN mission in the region – Mr. Khalid Jamal Alber Director General for the Christians of the Ministry of Awqaf and Religious Affairs – Mr. Khairi Buzan Director General for Yazidis in the Ministry of Awqaf and Religious Affairs – Dr. Sabah Almaleh adviser in the Ministers Cabinet – Mr. Saad Tanios member of the Nineveh province – Mr. Jalal Habib, Director of the Ankawa city – Mr. Johar Thomas, Director of the Municipality of Ankawa – and Gentlemen, representatives of national parties and ethnical parties including Mr. Johnson Sieawish of the Chaldean Syriac Assyrian People’s Assembly – Mr. Saaid Shamaya, Chaldean Democratic Forum – Mr. Emmanuel Khoshaba, Assyrian National Party – Mr. Pules Shemoon, Chaldean Culture Society – Basem Habib on behalf of the independent Syriac movement gathering force – the National Union of Beth Nahrain – and local senior Kurdistan Democratic Party – and the specialist in Chaldo Assyrian of the Communist Party of Kurdistan – Council of Syriac tribal force in Bartella – Council of elders Karmles.
And representatives of civil society organizations
Network of organizations of civil society non-governmental organizations in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq – the Iraqi Center for peaceful coexistence \ Sulaymaniyah – the empowerment of women – Solidarity Association for the Defense of Human Rights – Women’s Federation House of Bet Nahrain – the Suraaie of civil society – Chaldean Culture Society \ Alqosh – Ishtar Gathering for civil society organizations – Pensioners Social Club – Club and teachers. The opening ceremony was covered by the media; Ishtar TV channel – Kurdistan TV (K.TV) – AL Shariquia TV channel – and Alsumaria TV channel) .. Ankawa com site – Aka News – The Ankabat site.
Iraqi Human Rights Society
26 \ October \ 2011