Posts tagged “iraq”
August 4, 2009From Haifa Zangana: On July 29 and 30, a delegation organized by the group “Woman Solidarity for an Independent and Unified Iraq” delivered an urgent appeal to a number of Arab League countries through their embassies in London. They were received by diplomats in Syrian and Qatari embassies and by officials in the Egyptian and Saudi Arabian embassies. Copies of the appeal were sent to members of the British and European parliaments and to American human rights organizations. The appeal is for an urgent intervention to stop the imminent execution of nine Iraqi women. The letter, in Arabic, is translated below in English: Sir, We appeal to you regarding an urgent humanitarian issue: the imminent execution of women in Iraq. The death sentences on the women have been issued in the exceptional circumstances still generally described as "the war in Iraq." The latest we know in this regard is the urgent appeal made on 23d July 2009 by Amnesty International to stop the execution of nine Iraqi women. International human rights and civil society organizations do not accept that Iraqi courts can, in the current conditions, guarantee justice and fairness. This is especially the case following widespread evidence that some of the prisoners, including these women, have been tortured. For more information, visit http://solidarityiraq.blogspot.com/
July 11, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 1:30pm – 3:30pm, National Assembly to End the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars and Occupations, La Roche College, Pittsburgh, PA. Topic: Torture, Renditions, Detentions, Guantanamo and Wrongful Prosecutions: Holding Those Who Give the Orders Accountable. With Lynne Stewart, Jules Lobel, and Janet McMahon.
For more information about the National Assembly, contact them by phone at 216 736 4704, or via email at natassembly at aol dot com.