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The Kurds a Nation Denied

Auteur : David McDowall
Éditeur : Minority Rights Date & Lieu : 1992, London
Préface : John Simpson Pages : 150
Traduction : ISBN : 1-873194-15-3
Langue : AnglaisFormat : 135x210 mm
Code FIKP : Gen. 2292Thème : Histoire

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The Kurds a Nation Denied


The Kurds: A Nation Denied

In March 1988, during the Iran-Iraq war, the Iranian air force flew a group of foreign journalists to a town in Iraqi Kurdistan which had just been taken over by a Kurdish guerrilla group and handed over to the advancing Iranian forces. The town was called Halabja, and most of us who were being taken there had never heard of it before. We were told that Iraq had counter-attacked with chemical weapons, and that 5000 people had died. Few of us, I suspect, thought it was more than the standard propaganda line.

When we reached Halabja we saw that, if anything, the figure was an underestimate. Bodies lay heaped up, ready for mass burial. Others lay where they had fallen when the bombs fell. Halabja stank of death and of one of the nastier forms of destruction. Saddam Hussein had responded in characteristic fashion to the Kurdish demand for an acknowledged political identity....


The Kurds a Nation Denied
David McDowall

Foreword by John Simpson
Minority Rights Group is an international, non-governmental organization whose aims are to secure justice for minority (and non-dominant majority) groups suffering discrimination by:
1. Researching and publishing the facts as widely as possible to raise public knowledge and awareness of minority issues worldwide.
2. Advocating on all aspects of human rights of minorities to aid the prevention of dangerous and destructive conflicts.
3. Educating through its schools programme on issues relating to prejudice, discrimination and group conflicts.
If you would like to know more about the work of the Minority Rights Group, please contact Alan Phillips (Director), MRG, 379 Brixton Road, London SW9 7DE, United Kingdom.

Minority Rights Publications is a new series of books from the Minority Rights Group. Through the series, we aim to make available to a wide audience reliable data on, and objective analyses of, specific minority issues. The series draws on the expertise and authority built up by the Minority Rights Group over two decades of publishing. Further details on MRG's highly acclaimed series of reports can be found at the end of this book. Other titles in the book series are:
The Balkans: Minorities and States in Conflict by Hugh Poulton (1991)
Armenia and Karabagh: The Struggle for Unity Edited by Christopher J. Walker (1991)
The Kurds: A Nation Denied by David McDowall

Minority Rights Group 1992
First published in Great Britain in 1992 by
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ISBN 1 873194 15 3 paper ISBN 1 873194 30 7 hardback
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Cover photo of Kurdish Refugees after battle of Kirkuk, March 1991 Don McCullin/Magnum Photos Ltd

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