TADHAMUN تـضـامـن

Tadhamun (solidarity) is an Iraqi women organization, standing by Iraqi women's struggle against sectarian politics in Iraq. Fighting for equal citizenship across ethnicities and religions, for human rights, and gender equality.

جمعية تضامن تدعم المساواة في المواطنة بغض النظر عن الأنتماء الأثني أو الديني وتسعى من أجل العدالة الأجتماعية و حماية حقوق الأنسان في العراق

Friday, April 20, 2007

AI: Unjust and unfair- The death penalty in Iraq

20th April 2007
Jum’a Sabah Jum’a, a 25-year old technician, married with two children, was reportedly detained on 7 October 2006 by security forces of the Interior Ministry in the Sayidiya district of Baghdad. His family did not know about the detention until an eye-witness told them some two days later. However, it was not until his court appearance in February 2007 that his relatives had any official acknowledgement of his arrest. After his arrest Jum’a Sabah Jum’a was taken to a detention centre near or in the city of Kut where he was reportedly tortured, including by having electric shocks to various parts of his body and burns to his thighs. He was brought before the investigating judge on 22 October 2006 where he reportedly had no access to legal counsel and confessed, reportedly due to fear of further torture to killing a man. He now insists that he had no involvement in the murder.On 13 February 2007 at around 9am Jum’a Sabah Jum’a called his family from the court room of the Central Criminal Court of Iraq (CCCI) in Baghdad saying that he was about to be tried. He was represented by a court-appointed lawyer. About two hours later Jum’a Sabah Jum’a called again and informed his family that he had been sentenced to death. In early March 2007 his relatives hired a lawyer in order to file an appeal before the Court of Cassation. At that time traces of the alleged torture, in particular burns, were reportedly still visible on his body.

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20 إبريل 2007
أفاد تقرير جديد لمنظمة العفو الدولية بأن السلطات العراقية تفرض عقوبة الإعدام على نحو متزايد، بما في ذلك بعد " اعترافات" متلفزة قبل المحاكمة ومزاعم تعذيب لم يتم التحقيق فيها وإثر محاكمات جائرة. مع إعدام ما لا يقل عن 65 شخصاً في العام الماضي، أصبح العراق الآن يحتل المرتبة الرابعة في العالم من حيث عدد حالات الإعدام بعد الصين وإيران وباكستان. ومنذ إعادة العمل بعقوبة الإعدام في أواسط العام 2004، حُكم بالإعدام على أكثر من 270 شخصاً، وأُعدم ما لا يقل عن مئة شخص. وقد تناقص عدد حالات بث "الاعترافات" المتلفزة في أواخر العام 2005، ولكن العديد من الأشخاص الذين ظهروا على شاشات التلفزة حُكم عليهم بالإعدام أو أُعدموا فيما بعد

Petition sign and circulate:

Release Iraqi women hostages, victims of terrorism themselves

بعيدا عن الوطن؛ حراك التضامن مع الوطن فنا، شعرا وكتابةً
Away from Home; Memory, Art and women solidarity: you are invited to an evening of poetry and music 22/3/2017 18:30 at P21 Gallery London click here for more details
Public meeting at The Bolivar Hall, London Sat.14/5/2016 at 15:00 IDPs : Fragmentation of Cultural and National Identity


Protest the suffering of Iraqi Christians: No to terrorism No to state terrorism.Hands off our minorities. Hands off our people. Shame on the human rights violators on all sides. Assemble 11:30 on 28/7/14 near Parliament Square, near Westminister tube station London. For more past events click here


Useful links

Halt All Executions! Abolish The Death Penalty!

We women of Tadhamun condemn the persisting practice of arbitrary arrests by the Iraqi security forces. We condemn their arrests of women in lieu of their men folk. These are 'inherited' practices. We are alarmed by credible media reports of the Green Zone government’s intentions of executing hundreds of Iraqi men and women.

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Professor Zaineb Al Bahrani of Columbia University NY speaking at a our meeting on the destruction/damage to historical sites in Iraq

On youtube: Part1
Part 3
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Human Rights Watch: No woman is Safe


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Samarra Minrate built in 852 AD

Samarra Minrate built in 852 AD
Building of 1 500 massive police station !
From the angle of the photo, it is possible to calculate that the complex is being built at E 396388 N 3785995 (UTM Zone 38 North) or Lat. 34.209760° Long. 43.875325°, to the west of the Malwiya (Spiral Minaret), and behind the Spiral Cafe.
While the point itself may not have more than Abbasid houses under the ground, it is adjacent to the palace of Sur Isa, the remains of which can be seen in the photo. While the initial construction might or might not touch the palace, accompanying activities will certainly spread over it.Sur Isa can be identified with the palace of al-Burj, built by the
Abbasid Caliph al-Mutawakkil, probably in 852-3 (Northedge, Historical Topography of Samarra, pp 125-127, 240). The palace is said to have cost 33 million dirhams, and was luxurious. Details are given by al-Shabushti, Kitab al-Diyarat.
Samarra was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO at the end of June. The barracks could easily have been built elsewhere, off the archaeological site.--
Alastair Northedge Professeur d'Art et d'Archeologie Islamiques UFR d'Art et d'Archeologie
Universite de Paris I (Pantheon-Sorbonne) 3, rue Michelet, 75006 Paris
tel. 01 53 73 71 08 telecopie : 01 53 73 71 13 Email :
Alastair.Northedge@univ-paris1.fr ou anorthedge@wanadoo.fr