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Iraqi writer Mirza Dinnayi a member of Golden Apricot jury

panorama.am06/24th/2022, 7:18

Iraqi writer Mirza Dinnayi a member of Golden Apricot jury

Iraqi writer and Yazidi human rights activist Mirza Dinnayi is a member of the Regional Competition jury at the 19th Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival scheduled for July 10-17, organizers said on Thursday.

Dinnayi is the director and co-founder of the Air Bridge Iraq which helps Yazidi victims of the Iraq war, rescues women and children from the ISIS-controlled territories and transfers them to Germany, where they receive medical care.

After the 2003 US invasion of Iraq and Sadam Hussein’s fall, Dinnayi was offered the post of the presidential adviser for minority rights to Jalal Talabani. Mirza worked in this position for almost a year.

On August 14, 2007, two suicide bombers set off car bombs in two Yazidi towns near Mosul. Mirza Dinnayi initiated the fundraising company for the victims and established an organization that helped hundreds of children and women to find asylum and get medical help in Germany including future social rights activist and the Sakharo...

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