Investigation demanded on U.S. role in Roboski slaughter

The Roboski slaughter on 28 December was allegedly carried out by warplanes sold by the U.S.
In a joint letter to the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, American Kurdish, Armenian and Greek civil society organizations demanded an investigation on the use of U.S.-sold weaponry in the village of Roboski slaughter which left 35 civilians dead on December 28, 2011.
Kurdish National Congress of North America, Kurdish Human Rights Watch (KHRW), American Kurdish Information Network (AKIN), Armenian National Committee of America and American Hellenic Institute sent a joint letter on the Roboski slaughter to the U.S. Congress, U.S. Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Defense inspection commission members.
The letter demanded an official investigation against the government in line with the complaints about the violation of Arms Export Control Act and other laws in connection with the slaughter of 35 Kurdish civilians as a result of an aerial assault by the Turkish army.
As the reason of the demand for investigation, the letter pointed out to the fact that the attack was carried out by Turkish F-16 warplanes on the basis of intelligence provided by unmanned air vehicles sold by the U.S.
The mentioned U.S. Arms Export Control Act prohibits the usage of U.S.-sold arms against civilians. The organizations therefore demanded an urgent public report from Obama government to make it clear whether the U.S. law was violated or not in connection with the mentioned killings.


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