2012 (EN)

During their visit to Iraqi Kurdistan and Erbil, President Michele Capasso and Pia Molinari, a board member of the Fondazione, paid tribute to the martyrs of Halabja during the 24th anniversary of the genocide. On that occasion, they suggested dedicating their monumental work, the “Totem of Peace” by the sculptor Mario Molinari.
At a meeting with the President of the Kurdistan Region,
Massoud Barzani and the Minister for Martyrs and Anfal Affairs, Aram Ahmed Muhammad, the first steps were taken towards the creation of the work for which the International Committee has authorized using the colours of the Kurdistan flag.
Many messages of commemoration were sent including one from the President of the Republic, Giorgio Napolitano. President Napolitano has sent a personal message of solidarity to the Kurdish population of several occasions. A message was also sent by the Mayor of Mazzarino.


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Press release by the Municipality of Mazzarino
One of the messages from President Napolitano

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