BAGHDAD, shfaaq – 4.2.2013 –  The Ministry of Displacement and Migration revealed on Monday, returning the Iraqi nationality for 97 % of the Faili Kurds who suffered from denaturalization by the former regime in the eighties of last century under the pretext of ” being from Iranian origins”.

The Minister of Displacement and Migration, Dindar Dosky told Shafaq news that “The Committee, chaired by the Ministry of Displacement and Migration that includes in its membership; interior and foreign ministries and several other departments ended its work, which includes the re-documentation of the Faili Kurds who suffered from denaturalization by a decision made by the dissolved Revolutionary Command Council in 1980 under the pretext that they were from Iranian origins”.Dosky said that “about 97 percent of the Faili Kurds have regained their documents leaving a small part,” adding that” the Faili Kurds file will not be closed in anticipation of the existence of some of them who didn’t get their documents so far.” The minister explained that “the nationality directorates granted Iraqi citizenship for Faili Kurds as employees from the ministry go to the nationality   directorates to help in completing their procedures “.

It is noted that the Iraqi Faili Kurds, have been forcibly displaced during the reign of former Iraqi President, Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr in 1970 and 1975 and in Saddam Hussein’s regime in April 1980, under the pretext of “subordination of Iran”, as well as killing thousands of prisoners of them, looting their properties and using them as human shields in Iraq – Iran war, especially in the open fields of mines to enable the progress of the army during the battle.

Faili Kurds are one of the components of the Iraqi people, they live in areas like Jalawla , Khanaqin and Mandali in the north to Ali al-Gharbi area to the south through Badra , Jassan, Kut, Numaniya and Azizia areas, Faili people also lives in Baghdad in “Kurds” neighborhood areas, Bab El-Sheikh , al-Sadriya , al-Dahana , Shorja , Kefah and Jamela ares , they also live in Bayaa, Utaifiyya , Kadhimiya, Hurriya and Felsteen Street areas . There are no official statistics for the number of Faili Kurds in Iraq, especially in light of the circumstances experienced by this segment of displacement, denaturalization and not recognizing them.