“The joy of celebrating will be incomplete without the return of the missing to their loved ones. It will remain incomplete without justice and accountability for the crimes committed against Yezidis. Efforts to win their release and bring the perpetrators of crimes committed against the community to justice will continue unabated,” Ms. Hennis-Plasschaert said.
The Special Representative said that the celebration this year and for many years to come is a testament of the Yezidis' resilience in spite of the systematic attempts by the terrorists to destroy the Yezidi community and their way of life. “The Yezidi community has prevailed and will continue to flourish in a unified, democratic Iraq that embraces all of its diverse communities.”
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