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, 10 July 2011

Recent stories

Activists: Protesters beaten in Baghdad


CNN reports (July 8th): At least seven anti-government protesters were arrested and beaten by Iraqi security forces as hundreds of angry demonstrators gathered in al-Tahrir Square in central Baghdad, human rights activists told CNN.

Hundreds of protesters gathered in the square, carrying their banners like every Friday, Some were heard shouting "Friday after Friday until we get rid of al-Maliki" referring to Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.

Others protesters shouted, "We haven't seen oil, but only poverty" and "They're all thieves," referring to the government. Activists said the protest was peaceful. But after an hour al-Maliki thugs started to "sexually harass some of us," said Yannar Mohammed, an activist and founder of the Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq.
The protesters began to leave the square and move toward a minibus, but men in civilian clothing started beating a male activist, Mohammed said.

Deal to sell Iraqi land to Kuwaiti oil company - Parliament Sources

Aswat al-Iraq reports (july 8th): A "deal" is expected to sell 280 thousand donums of land in Seeba, Basra province, to a Kuwaiti company, a Parliamentary Oil and Gas Commission member disclosed today.

Udai Awad added that "we discovered a deal to sell Iraqi land, within an investment contract in  Seeba area with Kuwaiti Energy company".

Shell, Iraq to sign initial $12 bn gas deal


Market Watch reports (July 8th): Royal Dutch Shell PLC and Iraq have settled pending legal issues that have delayed a $12 billion gas deal for more than two years and an initial pact could be signed in the middle of next week, a senior Iraqi oil official said.

Iraq oil minister says no need for national oil co

Lebanon Daily Star reports (July 3rd): The creation of a new Iraqi National Oil Company to run the OPEC member's energy sector is not essential and might confuse the work of the oil ministry, Iraq's oil minister said.       

Iraq's cabinet approved a draft law setting up a new national oil company in 2009, but the legislation has languished amid political turmoil and a change of government in the war-battered nation.   

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