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Assyrians … People without Rights

Assyrians … People without Rights

The International Gulf Organization for human rights (IGO) has held a conference with the Assyrian Universal Alliance; the conference was dedicated to the Assyrian people problems and was held under the slogan “Assyrians … people without rights”. The objective of the conference was to highlight the humanitarian suffering of the Assyrians and the rights violations they have been subjected to during the previous period.

The event was held at Alhabtoor Beirut Grand Helton Hotel on Saturday October 25, 2014. It was attended by public personalities specialized in human rights issues from all Arab states. The conference was also joined by participants representing regional and international human rights organizations and institutions.

The conference began with a speech that introduced the International Gulf Organization for Human Rights as well as the Assyrian Universal Alliance, and furnished the participants with more knowledge about the two bodies. This was followed by a speech delivered by consultant Mr. Mansour Eisa Lootah chairman of the International Gulf Organization for Human Rights. In his speech, Mr. Mansour touched on the significance of the Assyrians issue that has been adopted by the International Gulf Organization.

Mr. Mansour’s speech was followed by Dr. Robin Bet Shomeil speech, one of the prominent leaders of the Assyrian people and, scholar and researcher in the Assyrian issues. In his speech, he discussed the right of the Assyrians to live on their land and enjoy freedom, dignity and justice.

Afterwards the deputy chief Mr. Ghasan Mekheimer talked discussing a study conducted by the International Gulf Organization for Human Rights and reviewed its four dimensions: the cultural, historical, political and legal dimensions.

The deputy speech was followed by the inauguration of the book entitled “Assyrians … People without rights”, which is a report prepared and issued by the International Gulf Organization for Human Rights. It discusses the humanitarian suffering faced by the Assyrians on their land and in diaspora. Mr. Hasan Bin Thaleth, the general secretary of the International Gulf Organization for Human Rights talked about the inauguration of the book introducing the book and touching on the dimensions covered by the study particularly the rights issues.

Then a speech was delivered by Mr. Serkone Marokel, the representative of the Assyrian Universal Alliance. He discussed the suffering of the Assyrian people and their right to live in their land and in the diaspora with dignity, freedom and justice that comply with the international humanitarian laws. The conference ended with distribution of the book.

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