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.

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Protests latest

Iraqis rally against extending US troop presence
Reuters report (April 24th): Thousands of Iraqis rallied in the northern city of Mosul in one of the biggest protests yet against any extension of the U.S. military presence in Iraq.
On Sunday, around 5,000 people, including provincial council members and tribal leaders, rallied in the main square against extending the U.S. troops presence beyond the year-end deadline.

Iraqi protests met with deadly force

Al Jazeera TV reports (April 26th): Security forces opened fire on protestors in Mosul city's Ahrar Square. In light of the events, the Ninawa provincial council suspended its official duties in the province for one day in protest at the security forces' attack on Mosul demonstrators. 

Iraqi Army force surrounds Mosul’s al-Ahrar square
Aswat al-Iraq reports (April 25th): An Iraqi Army force surrounded al-Ahrar (Liberals) Square in central Mosul, to prevent demonstrators from reaching the square that witnessed a sit-in demonstration over the past few days, a Ninewa security source said.

Activists claim Iraqi agents torturing, intimidating protesters

The National reports (April 28th): Demonstrators in Iraq are being tortured and intimidated by the security services into stopping anti-government protests, political activists say.
In recent weeks, those organising public rallies claim to have been targeted in a campaign of repression by security units, carrying out illegal arrests and abusive interrogations.
Among the allegations made by civil-rights activists are that government forces have beaten, shocked with electrical devices and fabricated criminal evidence against protesters involved in peaceful street rallies.

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