Yezidi Spiritual Leader Calls for Rescuing Kidnapped Yezidis.
April 21, 2017 at 7:08 am
Lalish, Duhok April 19, 2017. Charshama Sur, the Yezidi New Year. Photo: Muhanad Shingali
On Wednesday April 19, which marked the Yezidi New Year, the spiritual leader of the Yezidis Baba Shekh called again for serious attempts to rescue the Yezidi women kidnapped by ISIS.
“On the occasion of our new year we stress again our call on international community to make meaningful attempts on rescuing our kidnapped women” Baba Shekh told Kirkuknow.
The spiritual leader also called for support and help for the displaced and refugees in order to go back to their home.
Yezidis celebrate their new year in Lalish on second Wednesday of April each year, however this year’s ceremony only included religious rituals and lacked any sort of party.
“We decided not to celebrate due to the genocide committed against us, there are numerous Yezidis kidnapped and many other displaced” Baba Shekh said.
ISIS has kidnapped almost 6000 Yezidis and %59 of them are still not freed yet. The women kidnapped by ISIS are treated as slave.