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.

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Human Rights reports/apeals

Qusay ‘Abdel-Razaq Zabib, who is married with two children, was a police officer in the village of ‘Uwaynat, near Tikrit, 140 km northwest of Baghdad, at the time of his arrest by US forces in July 2008.. He was suspected of collaborating with armed groups opposed to the Iraqi government and the presence of US forces in Iraq.
AI: Urgent action DETAINED former police officer AT SERIOUS RISK

Amnesty International today strongly condemned a call by the Iraqi Interior Minister for the swift execution of 39 alleged al-Qai’da members as they were paraded before journalists, handcuffed and clad in orange jumpsuits.

Iraqi Interior Minister condemned for demanding execution of al-Qai’da suspects

(Reuters)The United Nations criticised an Iraqi official on Friday for calling for a group of prisoners to be executed before they have gone to trial, saying that such remarks undermined Iraq's judicial process.
Last week, Iraqi Interior Minister Jawad al-Bolani said that 39 al Qaeda militants arrested by security forces should be executed without delay.

Iraq should ensure fair trials for detainees - U.N.

Francesco Motta, head of the United Nations Human Rights office in Iraq, said such statements undermined justice.Amnesty International today called on all states to commit themselves to end enforced disappearances, following news that a landmark treaty aimed at preventing the practice will come into effect.

The International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance (Disappearances Convention) will enter into force on 23 December, after Iraq on Wednesday became the 20th country to ratify it.
Landmark enforced disappearances convention to enter into force
Google translation :Dozens of people attended a protest with regards to Missing persons from the civil war in Kurdistan, on Thursday 9th Dec, a demonstration in fron...t of the United Nations headquarters in Arbil, demanding an international organization by putting pressure on the Kurdish authorities to reveal the fates of their children.

The organizer of the demonstration, Kamal Ahmed told (Voices of Iraq) "We have lost our children in the civil war between the KDP and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan 15 years ago where they were detained by the two parties, has asked the two parties more than once reveal the fate of our children, Release them if they are alive or extradite their bodies if they are dead".

The civil war raged in Kurdistan between the two main parties KDP, led by regional president Massoud Barzani and President Jalal Talabani for a period of four years (1994 - 1998), which killed thousands of Kurds disappeared fate of thousands of others where he was the Democratic administration of Arbil (Erbil and Dohuk), and  (Sulaymaniyah and the Ckramaan) under the authority of the National Union, and each party was arrested dozens of supporters of the other Party during the war years did not know the fate of those still missing.

For his part, Baber Ali, the father of one of the missing, told (Voices of Iraq) that "military force arrested my son 14 years ago in the city of Sulaimaniya, we do not know his fate until now we do not know if he is alive or not."

أهالي مفقودين بالحرب الأهلية بكردستان يطالبون الأمم المتحدة بالضغط على السلطات الكردية لكشف مصائر ابنائهم

7/12/2010 AI- The wife of a British man held without charge in Iraq for a year is calling on the UK government to step up its efforts to secure the release of her husband.
Ramze Shihab Ahmed, a 68-year-old dual Iraqi-UK citizen who has lived in the UK since 2002, was arrested by security officials in a relative’s house in the city of Mosul on 7 December 2009.
Ahmed, who had travelled to Iraq to try to secure the release of his detained son ‘Omar, was first held in total secrecy for nearly four months before being able to phone his wife in London. He has told his wife of how he was tortured - including with electric shocks to his genitals and suffocation by plastic bags.
Fresh appeal for UK man held for year without charge in Iraq

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