A Baghdad Photo exhibition focuses lens on suffering of Ezidis

December 2, 2018 at 2:52 pm

Baghdad- Part of the photo exhibition organized by Ezidi activist Basim Mahmoud Pasha, 30-11-2018

Ammar Aziz- KirkukNow

A total of 900 photos were displayed at an exhibition in the Iraqi capital Baghdad last week, depicting the suffering of the Ezidi minority.

The event was organized by Ezidi activist Basim Mahmoud Pasha.

“The exhibition, called “conveying the voice of the oppressed”, included 900 photos describing the tragedy of the Ezidis at the hands of the Islamic State (IS) terror group”, said Pasha.

He indicated that the goal of the exhibition was to “acquaint the world, through Baghdad with the horrific persecution the Ezidis were exposed to.”

The Ezidi activist highlighted the appalling living condition of his minority in IDP camps.

Basim Mahmoud Pasha said he plans to open similar exhibitions in Erbil and Duhok.

The Ezidi religious minority, particularly in Ninevah’s Shingal (Sinjar) district, was subjected to violent attacks and mass slaughter by (IS) militants, who controlled the area in August 2014.

Shingal was recaptured in 2017, yet a large number of families still live in camps in the Kurdistan Region.

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