Sarıyıldız speaks at the UN on Cizre massacre
HDP Şırnak parliamentarian Faysal Sarıyıldız spoke at the 33rd Human Rights Session of the UN Human Rights High Commission on Cizre massacre and called upon the UN and the world to do their duties.
The 33rd September Human Rights Session of the UN Human Rights High Commission continues on its 5th day, and HDP Şırnak parliamentarian Faysal Sarıyıldız spoke during today’s session. Sarıyıldız shared his eyewitness account of the massacre with the participants of the session and called upon the UN and the world to do their duties and help bring justice.
‘I AM AN EYE-WITNESS OF CİZRE MASSACRE’
HDP Şırnak parliamentarian Sarıyıldız noted that 257 people, 24 of whom children, were killed during the 79 days-long curfew in Cizre and recalled the call for help of 143 university students, artists, politicians and journalists that had saught refuge in three different basements and burnt alive by Turkish soldiers.
‘UN FAILED TO DO ITS DUTY REGARDING CİZRE’
Sarıyıldız recalled that soldiers had shot fires upon volunteer people including himself when the volunteers were trying to evacuate injured civilians on January 20, and reminded that the United Nations Human Rights High Commission called for the urgent investigation of the worrisome event. Sarıyıldız emphasized that hundreds of civilians would not have been massacred if the Turkish state received adreqaute diplomatic pressure.
‘I AM HERE ON BEHALF OF THOSE THAT WERE BURNT ALIVE IN CİZRE’
Sarıyıldız stated that the murders in Cizre were not simply casualties but the victims of a crime against humanity. As a parliamentarian, Sayıldız was an eyewitness to the massacre and knew most of the people whose bodies had been burnt by Turkish soldiers. Sarıyıldız noted that some of the victims’ bodies have not been identified because they were torn into piees, and described the massacre as the worst savagery in the history of Turkey.
‘I WOULD LIKE TO REMIND YOU THAT IT WAS HUMANITY THAT WAS BURNT IN CİZRE’
Lastly, Sarıyıldız recalled that Turkish officials still have not responded to the United Nations’ demand to investigate the massacre in Cizre, reminded that it was humanity that was burnt in the district, and called upon the UN to fulfill its duty and help bring justice.