This memorandum supports the Free Yezidi Foundation’s (FYF) filing in the Lafarge Case concerning allegations of complicity in crimes against humanity, including genocide. The Lafarge Corporation continuously operated its factory and, moreover, financially contributed to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (IS, ISIS, Daesh) between 2013 and 2014, inclusive of the period between 3 August 2014 and 19 September 2014. During those weeks, and represented in a timeline annexed to this memorandum, international and French media, international organizations, and governments extensively reported on and condemned IS acts committed against the Yezidi population that could constitute crimes against humanity under the French Criminal Code (FCC), as well as under customary international law. Accordingly, FYF, as Civil Party in the Lafarge Case, presents certain factual and legal bases of crimes committed against Yezidi victims and survivors that could demonstrate Lafarge’s knowledge of, and complicity in, crimes against humanity.

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