Mr. Maas, stop the execution of my son Khaled!

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We are the organization "Exil Rat Sinjar e.V." - we help Khaled's mother to stop the execution of her son. She herself cannot do it, because she is in a refugee camp in northern Iraq.

Khaled Shamo was 16 years old when he was on his way to a vigil on August 3, 2017. It is the commemoration day of the genocide of the Yezidis. Because Khaled himself, has been living in a refugee camp in Northern Iraq since the beginning of the genocide in 2014.

Now he is to be executed on 10 March 2020 - for a murder committed on that day, but 200 kilometres away. But the authorities in Iraq are not interested in this.

This happens because Khaled is Yezidi. On August 3, 2014, the terrorist militia Islamic State attacked the main Yazidi settlement area in Sinjhar and committed genocide against the population. More than 5,000 men and boys were murdered, more than 7,000 women and children were kidnapped, more than 400,000 were expelled from their homes and another thousand are still missing today. In addition, the terrorist militia IS still perpetrates sexual and gender-based violence against Yezidi women. The UN Commission speaks of "genocide still going on."

Since then, Khaled, who actually comes from Shinjar, has lived with his family in the refugee camp in northern Iraq. The conditions there are terrible. Since he is a Yezidi, he was accused by the court without evidence of killing a person. His family and hundreds of witnesses deny this and testify that Khaled did nothing of the sort.

The only thing Khaled has done is to be Yazidih. And the Iraqi authorities are trying to put pressure on the Yezidis by playing with the life of a child.

Since his imprisonment a few months ago, his father was allowed to visit Khaled twice a month for 15 minutes. That is also forbidden now. Two lawyers are now taking care of the case on site, but that is not enough.

We urgently need your attention, and your help!

Mr Maas has the power to help Khaled. The UN must intervene because of the Genocide Convention - we need help now! We need every attention and voice to save this boy!

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