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
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
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Public meeting at The Bolivar Hall, London Sat.14/5/2016 at 15:00 IDPs : Fragmentation of Cultural and National Identity



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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

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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

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Human Rights Watch: No woman is Safe

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Nine women face imminent execution




Iraq: Nine women face imminent execution

Posted: 23 July 2009

One of condemned women says she was tortured into falsely confessing

Amnesty International is warning that at least nine women in Iraq are facing imminent execution after recently having their death sentences confirmed.

Amnesty has learnt that Iraq's Presidential Council has ratified death sentences against the women and that a number of women prisoners have recently been transferred to the 5th section (al-Shu'ba al-Khamisa) of Baghdad's al-Kadhimiya Prison, where condemned prisoners are usually held immediately before execution. At least three women have already been executed since early June.

Amnesty International UK Media Director Mike Blakemore said:

'We are very concerned that these women could be executed at any moment.

'It is not known whether the women had fair trials, though recent trials involving capital charges in Iraq have been far from fair.

'The Iraqi authorities should halt these executions, commute the sentences and guarantee that no-one else in the country is dragged to the scaffold.'

Iraq's use of capital punishment became notorious after the botched hanging of Saddam Hussein in late 2006. Since Iraq reinstated capital punishment in 2004 (the US-controlled Coalition Provisional Authority suspended the death penalty after the fall of Saddam Hussein), the country has sentenced to death approximately 1,000 people. Scores of people have been executed, with at least 34 killed last year alone. There are no official figures for the number of prisoners now facing execution.

One of the women in imminent danger is Samar Sa'ad 'Abdullah. She was sentenced to death in August 2005 for the murder of her uncle, his wife and one of their children. Samar has protested that her fiancé committed the killings in order to rob her uncle. It is not known whether he has been arrested.

Samar Sa'ad 'Abdullah's death sentence was upheld by Iraq's Cassation Court in February 2007. At her trial, she alleged that after her arrest she had been held at a police station in Hay al-Khadhra in Baghdad and tortured by being beaten with a cable, beaten on the soles of her feet (falaqa) and subjected to electric shocks to make her "confess." The judge failed to order an investigation into her allegations, and sentenced her to death after two hearings.

Among the other women who have been transferred to the 5th section of al-Kadhimiya Prison are Shuruq Hassun, Sabrine Nasser, Samira 'Abdullah, Um Hussain ("Mother of Hussain" - real name not known), Hanan (full name not known), Dhikra Fakhry and Wassan Talib. Other women, in addition to these, are also under sentence of death in Iraq.

In Iraq all death sentences must be confirmed by the Cassation Court, after which they are referred to the Presidential Council, composed of the President and the two Vice-Presidents, for ratification and implementation. The President, Jalal Talabani, opposes the death penalty and delegates his ratification powers to the two Vice-Presidents. All prisoners whose death sentences have been ratified by the Presidential Council are transferred to the 5th section of al-Kadhimiya Prison in Baghdad before they are executed.

In March the Iraqi Supreme Judicial Council confirmed to Amnesty that the Presidential Council had ratified the death sentences of 128 people, 12 of whom were executed on 3 May.


العفو الدولية تدعو الرئاسة العراقية إلي تعليق حكم إعدام 9 نساء
حريق في مطار بغداد واحتقان في الرمادي بعد اعتقال الشرطة 300 من أبنائها

بغداد - لندن ــ الزمان:
شب امس حريق ضخم في مطار بغداد الدولي. من جانبها دعت منظمة العفو الدولية العراق إلي تعليق تنفيذ عقوبة الإعدام بحق تسع نساء عراقيات حتي يتم التأكد من أن المتهمات تمت محاكمتهم بصورة عادلة.
وقالت صحيفة "ديلي ميل" البريطانية أن منظمة العفو اكتشفت أن مجلس الرئاسة العراقي اقر عقوبات الإعدام ضد النساء التسع وأنهن نقلن إلي القسم الخامس من سجن الكاظمية قبل تنفيذ عقوبة الإعدام بحقهن.
ونقلت الصحيفة عن مديرة إعلام المنظمة مايكي بلاكمور تاكيدها ان منظمة العفو الدولية قلقة جدا لأنه في أي لحظة قد يتم إعدام النساء العراقيات، وانه ليس معروفا فيما لو تم محاكمة النساء بصورة عادلة. صحيفة "ديلي ميل" البريطانية اشارت الي انه علي الأقل تم إعدام ثلاث نساء منذ بداية يونيو حزيران الماضي في العراق.
علي صعيد اخر اعتقلت الشرطة العراقية 300 من أبناء الرمادي خلال مداهمات شنتها في الــ 48 ساعة الماضية.
وتأتي هذه الاعتقالات غير المسبوقة حتي في أيام المواجهات المسلحة مع القاعدة بعد سلسلة تفجيرات شهدتها المدينة خلال الايام الماضية والتي ادت الي سقوط عشرات القتلي والجرحي ولازالت حملة الاعتقالات مستمرة علي اساس الشبهات فيما قال مراسل (الزمان): انه لا احد يعرف مدي هذه الاعتقالات ومتي تنتهي والي اي سجن يتم نقل المعتقلين.
واضاف المراسل: ان المداهمات اجبرت سكان الرمادي علي النزوح الي القري المجاورة خشية اعتقال أبنائهم.
علي صعيد آخر قالت مصادر في الشرطة العراقية ان امراتين قتلتا فجر الجمعة واصيب خمسة بينهم شرطي وطفل في الثالثة في هجوم شنه مسلحون علي احد المنازل في منطقة الشهداء في قضاء الحي جنوب الكوت مركز واسط احدي محافظات جنوب العراق".
واسفر انفجار سيارة مفخخة جنوبي بغداد الجمعة عن جرح ثمانية اشخاص في حصيلة أولية.
وكانت السيارة المفخخة مركونة علي جانب الطريق في حي السيدية جنوبي بغداد.
من جانب آخر قتل جندي أمريكي في بغداد في حادث غير قتالي شرق العاصمة الجمعة، حسبما أعلنه بيان للجيش

الأمريكي، مبينا أن الجندي هو من عناصر القوات متعددة الجنسية، رافضا ذكر اسم الجندي المقتول.

Please write to your Member of Parlaiment, to the European Union, to the UN, ask them to put pressure on the Iraqi government to stop the executions.

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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