IRAQ Action Alert: CPT and Amnesty Int'l Letter-Writing for Detainees
IRAQ Action Alert: CPT and Amnesty Int'l
Letter-Writing for Detainees
In June 2005 CPT members met the family of three
Palestinian brothers who had been detained and
allegedly tortured by the Wolf Brigade, a commando
unit that operates under the authority of the Iraqi
Ministry of the Interior. The brothers and their
friend are still detained, and will probably be tried within one month.
In October 2005 a delegation from Amnesty
International visited Baghdad to attend the trial of
Saddam Hussein. CPT members accompanied the
Palestinian detainees' family members into the heavily
fortified "Green Zone" to meet the Amnesty
International representatives. The Palestinian family
members gave their testimony to Amnesty International
and permission for AI to publicize the case.
As a result, Amnesty International prioritized the
Palestinian brothers' case as an Urgent Action. They
are asking citizens across the world to send emails,
phone calls, and letters to Iraqi authorities, on
behalf of these detainees.
To participate in this Urgent Action, go to the following link:
We of CPT in Iraq often have to explain that we are a
small organization with a limited international reach.
Families tell us their stories of suffering and ask
that we "tell the world." Right now we have a chance
to do that through a larger organization.
Please join in this effort!
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