Jurists: Turkish occupation atrocities are similar of ISIS crimes 

Two female human rights activists confirmed that the crimes of the Turkish occupation state and its mercenaries against the residents of occupied Afrin, especially against women and children, are war crimes and against humanity, a clear violation of international covenants and conventions, and gang behavior similar to the crimes of ISIS mercenaries.

Jurists: Turkish occupation atrocities are similar of ISIS crimes 
17 March 2024   05:35
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NISREN SHEIKHO

The Turkish occupation state and its mercenaries occupied Afrin on March 18, 2018, following an occupation attack launched on January 20 of the same year. This attack was met with popular resistance that lasted 58 days.

Since six years of occupation until now, occupied Afrin has witnessed almost daily crimes against the residents there, especially women and children. According to the Afrin-Syria Human Rights Organization, over the years of the occupation, the Turkish occupation and its mercenaries committed (706 murders) and kidnapped more than 9,008 people. , including 1,200 women and 600 children).

Human rights activist Orivan Muhammad explained that the crimes of the Turkish occupation state and its mercenaries in Afrin, including “murder, kidnapping, torture, rape, cultural genocide, theft and imposition of royalties, are carried out under false charges and pretexts.”

Gang behavior similar to the crimes of ISIS mercenaries

Orivan Muhammad indicated that the pictures and videos published by the mercenaries of the Turkish occupation state on their accounts confirm their kidnapping of dozens of women and their detention in their torture camps, and she stressed that these methods are nothing but “gang behavior similar to the crimes of ISIS mercenaries, and outside the legal, moral and humanitarian frameworks amid shameful silence of the international and international organizations, human rights and humanitarian organizations.”

The human rights activist also confirmed that the Turkish occupation state and its mercenaries "do not have the slightest degree of legitimacy and legality, so how can it issue (sentences) against a people, 80 percent of whom have been forcibly displaced, and whoever remains of them lives in a large prison against whom various kinds of crimes are committed."

She pointed out that these crimes: “violate all laws and violate all laws that have been adopted internationally. They violate natural, social and human rights and rise to the level of war crimes against humanity. They contradict the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in accordance with Article 9, which was adopted internationally in Paris in 1948, and stipulates however, no one may be imprisoned, detained, or forcibly displaced.”

Human rights activist Orivan stated that Article 7 of the International Penal Code also stipulates that: “Imprisoning women, torturing them, and attacking their honor is a crime against humanity and is punishable by international law. As for the four Geneva Conventions of 1949, they included provisions and articles that prohibited cruel treatment and attacks on personal dignity of women.

The crimes of the Turkish occupation and its mercenaries challenge the “United Nations General Assembly Declaration of 1974, relating to the protection of children and women and the principles of the Universal Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women of 1993, in addition to the recommendations contained in the CEDAW Convention relating to women.”

Human rights activist Orivan Muhammad called on international and international organizations and humanitarian human rights institutions to take immediate action to put an end to all the violations that have been committed for more than 5 years in Afrin without any deterrent to the occupation. She also called for the formation of an international human rights committee to prosecute the perpetrators for the war crimes they committed and to end the occupation.

In her turn, human rights activist Rojin Hussein explained that Afrinians women and the elderly were not spared from the crimes and practices of the Turkish occupation state’s army and its mercenaries, and she said: “The faction prisons distributed over the city and its countryside are now filled with hundreds of women and the elderly who are considered the cultural memory and bearers of the region’s true identity.”

Rojin stressed that: “The Turkish occupation state’s machine of killing and destruction has confined women to a narrow corner and committed the most heinous immoral crimes against them in the absence of accountability by any international or local parties for the perpetrators of these crimes.”

Rojin Hussein noted that these crimes, from a legal and legal perspective, “amount to war crimes and against humanity, in accordance with international treaties and agreements.”

T/ Satt.

ANHA