9-14-2007 Assyrian International News Agency
(AINA) -- A member of the Assyrian General Conference (AGC), in the Nineveh district of north Iraq, was attacked by members of the Kurdish Peshmergas (military) on September 4, near the Nineveh hotel. The unidentified man was beaten, verbally abused and taken to a Peshmerga center near the hotel and held without charge.
ACG, a political party which represents Assyrians in Iraq, issued the following statement on September 9:
We at the Assyrian General Conference condemn this cowardly attack and hold the Iraqi government responsible as a result of these actions by the militias, especially in Nineveh Governorate under the guise of security forces. We also call upon the Iraqi government to purge of Iraqi national security apparatus of these corrupt factions to better serve Iraq.
EasternStar News Agency contributed to this report.