We call on those states responsible for the invasion and occupation of Iraq to terminate their illegal and immoral war, and express our solidarity with the Iraqi people in their struggle for peace, justice and self-determination.

In particular, we demand:

  1. An immediate end to the US and UK-led occupation of Iraq;
  2. Urgent action to fully address the current humanitarian crises facing Iraq’s people, including help for the more than three million refugees and displaced persons;
  3. An end to all foreign interference in Iraq's affairs, including its oil industry, so that Iraqis can exercise their right to self-determination;
  4. Compensation and reparations from those countries responsible for war and sanctions on Iraq;
  5. Prosecution of all those responsible for war crimes, human rights abuses, and the theft of Iraq's resources.

We demand justice for Iraq.

This statement was adopted by the Justice for Iraq conference in London on 19th July 2008. We plan to publish this more widely in future. If you would like to add your name to the list of supporters please contact us.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Businessmen win £1m in belated arms-to-Iraq payouts

The Guardian
Richard Norton-Taylor

Saturday 20 November 2010

The money was paid to Paul Henderson, former managing director of the Coventry-based machine tool company Matrix Churchill, who provided information to MI6 about Saddam Hussein's nuclear weapons programme, and John Paul Grecian, former managing director of Ordtec, justice ministry figures show.

Henderson was acquitted of breaching trade embargos in 1992 after evidence revealed the government knew about the exports but turned a blind eye to them. It emerged during his trial that he spied for MI6 during his visits to Baghdad.

The trial collapsed after Alan Clark, the former Conservative trade and defence minister, told the court he connived in the exports.
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