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
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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Sunday, February 21, 2010
In many parts of Iraq, sectarian violence continues and families are still forced to leave their homes. However, economic pressures have also led many Iraqis who had left the country to return.
But, the government still has no workable plan for these returnees. In Baghdad, only a few of them are able to reclaim their former homes. In rural communities many find their houses destroyed and they lack access to basic services, including water, electricity and healthcare.
With the resurgence of violence in the latter half of 2009, some returnees have found themselves displaced once again.
In addition to this refugee crisis, human rights organisations says they receive numerous reports of torture and other abuses of detainees in Iraqi prisons.
Government-run detention facilities struggle to accommodate about 30,000 detainees. Prisons are totally overcrowded - and some detainees spend years in custody without charge or trial.
The government says it is willing to address these issues, but critics say the current Iraqi leadership is part of the problem rather than the solution.
Jasim Azawi is joined by: Joe Stork, the deputy director of the Middle East and North Africa division of Human Rights Watch, Sabah al-Mukhtar, the president of Arab Lawyers, UK, and Shatha al-Obosi, the deputy chair of the Human Rights Committee in the Iraqi parliament.
This edition of Inside Iraq aired from Friday, February 19, 2010.
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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
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