Roudao – Erbil
Civil organizations and Iraqi legal and media figures have launched a popular campaign for all 1 million signatures to put pressure on those responsible to uncover the truth about the “Spyker massacre” and those responsible for it.
This came during a press conference organized by the coalition of Article 38 of the Iraqi constitution in Baghdad, on Wednesday.
“55 civil society organizations and political and legal figures formed the alliance of Article 38 of the Iraqi constitution, which is to collect a million signatures for the purpose of revealing the real massacre of Spyker, which claimed the lives of more than 1,700 people.”
“The Coalition also demands that officials responsible for the fall of the city of Mosul be found to be in the hands of the terrorist group,” he said.
“The coalition has managed to collect 20,000 signatures over the past three days, and we will continue to collect signatures until a million signatures are signed. We want accountability for the killing of more than 1,700 people and the destruction and devastation of our country after a hasty crackdown on Mosul and other cities.”
“Two days before the Spyker massacre, my son and colleagues from Baiji were taken to Spyker Base for training purposes, as the military commanders told me, as my son told me,” said the mother of one of the missing people of Spyker.
“So far, I do not know the fate of my son. Three years ago I was looking for him. I demand that the Iraqi state disclose the fate of our two children.”
Thousands of supporters of the leader of the Sadrist movement Moqtada al-Sadr demanded last week to try Nuri al-Maqi (Vice President) on charges of causing the massacre of Spyker when he was prime minister.
He committed a “massacre” against hundreds of students and soldiers at the Air Force College known as Spyker in Salahaddin province in June 2014 when the organization swept through northern and western Iraq.
The gunmen fired at them from close distances in the open or on the banks of the Tigris River, and then threw their bodies into the river or buried them in mass graves, according to video footage posted by activists on social networking sites.
On August 21, the Iraqi authorities executed 36 convicted perpetrators of the massacre inside Nasiriyah Central Prison in Dhi Qar province in southeastern Iraq.
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