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Local Iraqis speak out


Local Iraqis speak out

Peace Action Network media release 3/4/05

Members of Christchurch's Iraqi community will speak publicly next week about their homeland and two years of American-led occupation.

The "Iraqi Voices" public meeting, hosted by Christchurch's Peace Action Network will take place from 7:30pm on Monday 11 April, at the WEA centre, 59 Gloucester Street.

Mohammed Jabawe is one of three Iraqis who will be speaking on the history of Iraq and what is happening there today.

Commenting on the American government's justifications for war, Mr Jabawe says, "They talk of fighting terrorism, but there were no terrorists in Iraq before the invasion.

"They talk about human rights, but the reality is torture by US and British soldiers and 150,000 Iraqi people taken prisoner.

"The main aim of the occupation is to control the oil," Mr Jabawe says.

MEETING DETAILS

Iraqi voices

Members of Christchurch's Iraqi community speak out about their country and the American-led occupation.

Monday 11 April, 7:30pm. WEA centre, 59 Gloucester Street, (opposite Art Gallery).

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