IRAQ: "The Clarification from the Ad-Hoc Committee of Azadi Square"
14 March 2011
IRAQ: âThe Clarification from the Ad-Hoc Committee of Azadi Squareâ
The Ad-Hoc Committee of Azadi Square calls for the attention of all media, inside and outside the country, and all local and international NGO's. Today, 12 March 2011, we received information that Kurdish government forces are trying to arrest organizers of the demonstrations in Sulaymaniya, Iraqi Kurdistan. At the same time, we also received information from a reliable source inside Kurdish political authority, that they are trying to kill Dr. Farouq Rafiq, one of the protest organizers.
The responsibility for the security of all protesters and organizers in the demonstrations lies with the Kurdish Regional Government and the two ruling parties. We are informing the international public about these threats and we repeat that demonstrations are a basic right for all people. We will continue until our demands are met.
The Ad-Hoc Committee of Azadi Square
12 March 2011