HALABJA & THE GUINESS BOOK OF RECORDS
Posted by sarkout on March 20 2009 21:05:43
HALABJA & THE GUINESS BOOK OF RECORDS
Subject: Recognition of 16th of March to be the international day against the use of chemical weapons Dear Sir, Madame, For the second time this year I would like to request you on behalf of the CHAK Organisation, to recognise the 16th of March as the international day against the use of chemical weapons. At the16th March of 1988 the Kurdish city Halabja was attacked, during the Iran-Iraq War. Chemical weapons were used by the Iraqi government forces, killing 5000 of innocent people, most of them civilians.Thousands more died of horrific complications, diseases, and birth defects in the years after the attack. Many victims suffer everyday from the complications the chemical weapons have caused. In the Iraqi Kurdistan where most of these victims live, is a great shortage of medicals, hospitals and doctors who are specialised in diseases caused by these weapons. In the Guinness Book of Records of 2007, Halabja City is recognised as the first city in the world being sacrificed by the use of chemical weapons. Guinness Book of Records mentions the loss of 4000 human lives, even though due to our sources this number is much higher. Since Halabja have been recognised as the biggest sacrifice of chemical weapons, I would like to draw your attention to our request regarding the principles you are standing for. I truly hope you would take our request into serious consideration and will decide to grant our request. On behalf of CHAK I would like to thank you for your thought in advance. Yours Sincerely,
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