ÚPN co-organises seminar and exhibition on Iraq atrocities

An exhibition exposing the crimes against humanity by former totalitarian regimes in Iraq and Slovakia will open August 27 in Bratislava. After the opening, a seminar will take place, attended by the Iraqi Minister for Human Rights, Mohammed Shyaa Alsudani. Both the exhibition and the seminar are prepared by the Nation’s Memory Fund (ÚPN).

An exhibition exposing the crimes against humanity by former totalitarian regimes in Iraq and Slovakia will open August 27 in Bratislava. After the opening, a seminar will take place, attended by the Iraqi Minister for Human Rights, Mohammed Shyaa Alsudani. Both the exhibition and the seminar are prepared by the Nation’s Memory Fund (ÚPN).

Ondrej Krajňák, the head of the ÚPN, told the SITA newswire that Iraq through its representatives asked the institute to cooperate on organising the exhibition on atrocities of Saddam Hussein’s regime. “The goal of the exhibition is to draw the attention of Slovak public to the tragic fates of people in Iraq,” Krajňák said, adding that by cooperating, they wanted to demonstrate solidarity and cohesion with Iraqi people and their suffering. As Krajňák pointed out, Slovakia also experienced a period of dictatorship.

The seminar features lectures by representatives from Iraqi institutions – the Institute of Martyrs, Ministry of Human Rights, Committee for Justice and Responsibility, and the Slovak ÚPN.

(Source: SITA)
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