We call on those states responsible for the invasion and occupation of Iraq to terminate their illegal and immoral war, and express our solidarity with the Iraqi people in their struggle for peace, justice and self-determination.

In particular, we demand:

  1. An immediate end to the US and UK-led occupation of Iraq;
  2. Urgent action to fully address the current humanitarian crises facing Iraq’s people, including help for the more than three million refugees and displaced persons;
  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.

We demand justice for Iraq.

This statement was adopted by the Justice for Iraq conference in London on 19th July 2008. We plan to publish this more widely in future. If you would like to add your name to the list of supporters please contact us.

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Video: Iraq files 'not surprising'


AlJazeera.net
For the past 10 weeks, working with the Bureau of Investigative Journalism in London, Al Jazeera has analysed tens of thousands of documents, sourced through WikiLeaks, which cover six years of war - in the biggest leak of US military secrets in history.
The secret files reveal extensive abuse at Iraqi police stations, army bases and prisons.
According to the files, coalition troops reported the allegations to their superiors on more than 1,300 occasions.
Sabah al-Mukhtar, lawyer and president of the Arab Lawyers Association in London, spoke to Al Jazeera about the allegations of "torture", and said Iraqis will not be surprised by the findings.

1 comment:

Tara said...

The US wants to spin this leak in order to draw a line in the sand and 'move on'. The shamless Iraqi government, says, it was all the US's fault! 'notjing tpo do with me! and the rights of the vicitms are lost between these two ridiculous positions.
The question the uK activists need to address, is when did the UK government found out and what has 'New labour's envoy for Human Rights in Iraq Ann Clwyd MP has done about it?
See this video link posted by the UK's foreign and Commonwealth
office on youTube, showing Dr Nawal Al Samarie blwoing the whistle on the abuse of prisoners.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2q0v86fs3Q&feature=&p=29A0C12DCE60E0A6&index=0&playnext=1