PUK, KDP release joint statement about insulting Kakayi Peshmerga by PMF

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — Both factions of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and The Kurdistan Democratic Party released a joint statement on Sunday concerning the insult of a Kurdish Peshmerga by Hashed al-Shaabi militants.

The PUK faction along with the KDP in the Iraqi council of representatives in a joint statement said, “What has been done to the Kakayi Peshmerga, is disrespecting the Kakayi’s religion sacredness and a flagrant violation of freedom and human rights”, and “It is against coexistence”.

The statement denounced the degrading and demanded to not leave what the PMF militants had done to the Kakayai Peshmerga without punishment, the perpetrators must face tough sentences to prevent the repetition of such actions.

Earlier on Saturday, A Kakayi religion Kurdish Peshmerga was insulted by the PMF militants or Hashed al-Shaabi, he was beaten, tortured, and forcibly shaved his hair and mustache the kakayi vital religious custom, by a unit of PMF militants.

The incident took place in Amerli Shiite-Turkmen populated town in the Salahadin governorate.

Following the incident, the Kurdistan Region Peshmerga ministry released a statement and demanded a swift formation of an investigation committee to detain the suspects.

“This action is not acceptable, we demand Kirkuk’s security forces, to form an investigation committee immediately and hand over the suspects to be prosecuted,” it said.

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