Sabah Al-Mukhtar, president Arab Lawyers Association/GB speaks at a protest and solidarity meeting on 19 March 2011 with Iraq's manifesting people.
Everywhere, from north to south, people defy repression and barriers to make their voices heard. Many people have been shot dead, journalists, media, radio and TV stations are attacked. To the highest degree, that includes Iraqi Kurdistan. Journalists are beaten and tortured. Their offices are destroyed by security forces.160 attacks on the media reported during the two weeks demonstration of the JFO(Journalist Freedoms Observatory).
Iraqis calls the alarm, like whistleblowers.Political prisoners are being killed in prison or taken away to an unknown location. Many activists have been arrested. To the extent that they are released, the testify to Amnesty International of torture and ill treatment. In many cases, protesters are reported to have disappeared. The systematic, and since the start of the occupation, ongoing campaign against Iraq's higher education, have three professors been reported murdered in late February and early March. The protests have now spread to the universities. In the village of Huweija Saladdinprovince, American soldiers attacked several houses from the air. A doctor was killed and his brother were arrested. U.S. army reported patrol in many Iraqi cities. Four U.S. soldiers were killed last Thursday in an attack in Baghdad. The occupation is not over!
The collection for Fallujah: pg 11673-1