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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Monday, April 12, 2010
The seventh anniversary of the invasion of Iraq was greeted with a deafening silence in the British media.
This suits the political establishment of this country who wish to draw a line under the UK’s involvement in Iraq and move on, especially as we enter the general election season.
Unfortunately for the Iraqi people, they cannot move on. More than 5 million of them are displaced internally and externally, with no adequate strategy for their safe return. The human rights situation is dire - arbitrary arrests, detention without charge or trial and appalling torture are all practised with impunity.
Iraqis are living without all major services, in a failed state, under unprecedented corruption and a divisive political process.
Iraqi women and children continue to be in the front line of victims of this war and occupation.
Iraqi women suffered a catastrophic setback in their struggle for freedom and equality. They constitute 70% of the 2 million Internally Displaced Persons. Iraqi children constitute 50% of the 3 million ‘refugees’.
Women and children continue to get caught up in the violence brought about by the occupiers, the Iraqi government forces, militias, criminal mafias and the competing politicians.
The UK, as a vital party to the illegal war and occupation bears legal obligations that will not end by the publication of the Chilcot Inquiry’s report.
We continue to call for the UK’s total withdrawal from Iraq, including their special forces and the British private security companies. However, Britain cannot turn a blind eye to the consequences of their involvement in the destruction of the Iraqi state. The UK cannot walk away from the consequences of its decision to be part of the occupation of Iraq; itself is a breach of international law, while ignoring its international obligations.
We demand Justice for Iraq.
1. An immediate end to the US and UK-led occupation of Iraq, and the annulment of any security and strategic agreements enacted under occupation.
2. Urgent action to fully address the current humanitarian crises facing Iraq’s people, including help for the more than three million refugees and similar number of displaced persons inside the country;
3. An end to all foreign interference in Iraq's affairs, including its oil industry, so that Iraqis can exercise their right to self-determination;
4. Compensation and reparations from those countries responsible for war and sanctions on Iraq;
5. Prosecution of all those responsible for war crimes, human rights abuses, and the theft of Iraq's resources.
Women Solidarity for an Independent and Unified Iraq
Iraq Occupation Focus
المقالات المنشورة على هذا الموقع لا تعكس بالضرورة آراء منظمتنا أو أعضاء منظمتنا
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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