The widow and daughters of the Ezidi Progress Party leader, Waad Hamad Mato (DoB 1967), arrived in Paris December 20, 2018, after four years of being rejected for asylum by other countries. They were on the first plane of 20 Yezidi families promised asylum by French President M
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In recent weeks, Germany has denied asylum to more than 100 Ezidis. Under the Dublin Accords, many are told they will be deported to the EU country where they were first fingerprinted. To evade deportation, many are hiding.
Congratulations to Nadia Murad who was awarded the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize for her campaigning to rescue the kidnapped women and children still held captive by ISIS. Her pleas continue to fall on deaf ears.
On Sunday, September 23, an Ezidi family from Shingal was denied fingerprinting processing for passports after having paid their government fees of 30,000 dinar ($25 USD) per passport plus 5,000 dinar for the computerized application form at the Faisilia, Mosul, office in Nineveh province, Iraq.
People displaced from Shingal in Nineveh province will not be allowed to vote in the Kurdistan elections for parliament members even though they have been living in Kurdistan since ISIS attacked them in August 2014. Nineveh is not legally part of Kurdistan Regional Government.
Avatoday: As you know Mosul is now full of new stores with western clothing and restaurants. Can you explain how that was done and who financed it? How did it get done so quickly to be a new modern city?