#JusticeForKurds – WE URGE UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL TO INVESTIGATE ALLEGED MASS KILLING OF KURDS IN TURKEY
In February 2016, Kurdish activists accused Turkish troops of slaughtering hundreds of civilians trapped in basements in Cizre. Reports stated that some 150 people were burned to death.
RT travelled to Cizre to get first-handaccounts from witnesses. They showed us the site of the alleged mass killing. RT filmed the destroyed buildings, including blood stains on the debris, and shell casings. A witness told us that among the victims were women, and children as young as ten years old.
RT contacted Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, ICRC and other international organisations – and shared the materials with them; but none of them commented substantively, citing a variety of reasons.
With this petition, we want to attract widespread public attention and call for an independent international investigation led by UNHRC into the alleged mass killing of Kurds in south-eastern Turkey.