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

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Arbitrary Arrests: Mrs Raja Aidan Al Khazraji

هيئة إرادة المرأة

في العراق الأسير

اعتقال رجاء عيدان الخزرجي

في عيد الأضحى المبارك

ديالى / خاص

اعتقلت السيدة رجاء عيدان فرحان الخزرجي ثالث أيام عيد الأضحى المبارك من قبل قوات الوحدة الخاصة في مديرية شرطة ديالى استجابة لشكوى كيدية.

إذ قامت قوات سوات/ الوحدة الخاصة في شرطة ديالى، والمسؤولة عن حماية اللواء الركن عبد الحسين داموك الشمري مدير الشرطة يوم 29 تشرين الثاني هذا العام باقتحام دار سكنية في منطقة الكبة شمال شرق بعقوبة واعتقلت ثلاثة رجال كما اقتحمت دارا أخرى واعتقلت السيدة رجاء عيدان الخزرجي (أم لخمسة أبناء) وزوجة رجل كاسب.

أكد مدير شرطة ديالى عبد الحسين داموك الشمري لمراسلنا نبا اعتقال رجاء عيدان، وقال أن سبب الاعتقال جاء وفق المادة(4) إرهاب.

فيما أكد محمد نجم الخزرجي شقيق زوج المعتقلة، أن الاعتقال جاء بدوافع كيدية.

وكانت المحامية (ا.س) التي تعمل على قضايا المعتقلين والمعتقلات في بغداد قد أكدت لنا، اعتماد المادة 4 إرهاب سببا لاعتقال العراقيين تغطية للاعتقالات العشوائية أو للشكاوى الكيدية.

كما أكدت أن محامية (لم تذكر اسمها) قد تم توقيفها وفق هذه المادة إلى أن سوت الأمر مع صاحب الشكوى الكيدية.

ترجو هيئة إرادة المرأة جميع المتضامنين مع قضية المرأة العادلة في العراق أن تقف مع السيدة رجاء عيدان الخزرجي وتضغط بكافة الوسائل من اجل إطلاق سراحها وعودتها إلى أطفالها الخمسة.

An urgent appeal from WWA on behalf of Mrs Rajaa Aidan al Khazraji, mother of 5 children arrested on Sunday 29th November 2009 (third day of the holy Muslim feast) under section 4 of the terrorism act (Emergency law). The special forces attached to Diyala Province and responsible for guarding the head of the police there: Abdul Hussain Damouk Al Shumari raided two houses in Al Kuba district of north east Baquba. In the first house they arrested 3 men, the second was the house of Rajaa Aidan al Khazraji, a mother of five children and wife of a working man. The head of the Diyala province police confirmed the arrest of Mrs Khazraji, under the terrorism act. Her brother however is certain the accusation is false, leveled as a result of a personal vendetta. A. S. a female human rights lawyer, said, there are many such cases of false accusations, leveled at innocent people as a result of a personal grudge. The terrorism act is used in many cases of false and arbitrary arrests. A. S. cited a case of a woman lawyer who was arrested under the terrorism act, was only released after she managed to resolve a dispute she had with the grudge holder.

Women Will Association calls on all human rights and humanitarian organisations to use all possible means of pressure for the sake of returning Mrs Khazraji to her home and her children




Petition sign and circulate:

Release Iraqi women hostages, victims of terrorism themselves

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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.

For more info click here

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
One more video:

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