BRUSSELLS TRIBUNAL

Iraq: State terrorism in Hawija

by Abdul Ilah AlBayaty, Hana Al Bayaty, Ian Douglas on 24-04-2013

The government of Iraq, installed under occupation and maintained after the US retreat, has committed a new massacre against peaceful protesters in the town of Hawija. The forces used and the way it was achieved reminds us of the Fallujah massacre at the beginning of the occupation.

The Iraqi judicial and legal system does not respect life, human rights or international standards. It is flawed and inhumane at all levels, from the initial arrest of a person, to their detention conditions, their methods of interrogation and extracting confessions, to their sentencing without trials and finally, to the execution of prisoners.

New Facts Emerge About the 2006 Al-Ishaqi Massacre. Investigation Must Be Reopened

by Mayyasa Abduljabbar and Dirk Adriaensens on 30-12-2012

The Al-Ishaqi incident refers to the reported mass murder of Iraqi civilians committed by US forces in Al-Ishaqi in 15 March 2006. After the incident, US troops rounded up and deliberately shot 11 people, including five children and four women, before blowing up their house.

Mohammad Al Qaysee, a member of the Iraqi Red Crescent Organisation was arrested and imprisoned. He died under torture 45 days ago, but Maliki’s secret prisons staff wouldn't let his family collect the body.

Israel’s assault on Gaza has totally demolished its vibrant recovery and growth since the previous war of destruction. In 2011 the economy of Gaza grew by 20%; after the recent Israeli attack who would dare consider Gaza as a place to live and invest?

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