قادة عشر نقابات بريطانية يطالبون السلطات العراقية بإلافراج فوراً عن النقابي جهاد جليل وزملائه شباب ساحة التحرير

قادة عشر نقابات بريطانية
يطالبون السلطات العراقية بإلافراج فوراً عن النقابي جهاد جليل
وزملائه شباب ساحة التحرير

وجّه سكرتاريو عشر نقابات تضم في عضويتها مليون عامل وموظف ومعلم واكاديمي من مختلف المهن في ارجاء بريطانيا رسالة الى الحكومة العراقية تطالب بالافراج الفوري عن جهاد جليل وزملائه شباب ساحة التحرير الذين اعتقلوا الجمعة 27 آيار، وتؤكد دعمها للإتحاد العام لنقابات العمال في العراق.
وفيما يلي ترجمة لنص الرسالة:
لندن – الأول من حزيران 2011
السيد عبد المهيمن العريبي المحترم
القائم بالاعمال العراقي – السفارة العراقية – لندن
في البدء نود اعلامكم بأن مجموعة تنسيق نقابات العمال البريطانية تضم النقابات التالية:
نقابة عمال المواد الغذائية والمخابز، نقابة عمال الاطفاء، النقابة العمالية والرابطة المهنية لمتابعة الاسرة، نقابة الصحفيين، نقابة المعلمين، نقابة الخدمات التجارية والعامة، رابطة السجانين، نقابة السكك، نقابة اساتذة الكليات والجامعات، ونقابة المواصلات البرية.
ابلغنا الاتحاد العام لنقابات العمال في العراق ان قوات الامن العراقية اعتقلت عددا من المتظاهرين في ساحة التحرير في بغداد يوم 27 آيار 2011 خلال مشاركتهم في تظاهرة حاشدة.
ومن ضمن المعتقلين الذين لم توجه إليهم أي تهمة أو مبرر قانوني لإعتقالهم، النقابي جهاد جليل، عضو نقابة الميكانيك وعمال المطابع.
ان مجموعة تنسيق نقابات العمال البريطانية تعبر عن دعمها للاتحاد العام لنقابات العمال في العراق وتطالب بالافراج الفوري عن جميع المعتقلين بمن فيهم جهاد جليل.
نتفق تماماً مع موقف الاتحاد العام لنقابات العمال في العراق بأن مشاركة جهاد جليل مع زملائه في مظاهرة سلمية هو حق دستوري ووفقا لمعايير قوانين العمل العالمية وحقوق الانسان.
نتطلع الى ردكم العاجل
مع فائق الاحترام
جو مرينو – السكرتير العام لنقابة عمال المواد الغذائية والمخابز،
ماثيو راك – السكرتير العام لنقابة عمال الاطفاء،
جوناثن ليجر – السكرتير العام لنقابة العمالية والرابطة المهنية لمتابعة الاسرة،
جيرمي دير – السكرتير العام لنقابة الصحفيين،
كرستين بلاور – السكرتير العام لنقابة المعلمين،
مارك سيرواتكا – السكرتير العام لنقابة الخدمات التجارية والعامة،
ستيف كيلان – السكرتير العام لرابطة السجانين،
بوب كرو – السكرتير العام لنقابة السكك والمونىء والنقل،
سالي هانت – السكرتير العام لنقابة اساتذة الكليات والجامعات،
روبرت مونكس – السكرتير العام لنقابة المواصلات البرية

More than 160 violations against journalists and media organizations in two weeks

More than 160 violations against journalists and media organizations in two weeks

9-2-2011

The Journalistic Freedoms Observatory expresses its concern as a result of attacks against journalists in all governorates of Iraq, including Kurdistan, and this is the attacks on the press a real threat to freedom of the press and expression.

The Journalistic Freedoms Observatory record numerous cases of violations against the media institutions and journalists show explicitly an absence of the rule of law and lack of respect for the security authorities of the Iraqi Constitution and international conventions including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The security authorities have launched a major campaign initiated by the raiding news organizations in Baghdad and other Iraqi cities, and proceeded to detain journalists and stopped working channel home space and smashed equipment and broke into the Journalistic Freedoms Observatory, on 23 February and seized some equipment.

With closed military forces in the province of Salah al-Din four local radio stations, Radio Salah al-Din and FM radio and radio Deertna Baiji and country radio for three days. And attacked the journalists and photographers and smashed their equipment field and seized by some of them without legal justification and subjected them to torture in places of detention.

The journalists were in the Kurdistan region has done to suppress armed groups and other formal and destroyed the television and radio, “Nalia” after fully lit it on fire and the gunmen were radio “Dnگ” attacked by an armed group.

Register and the Journalistic Freedoms Observatory, through his representative Mitter Center for Defending Journalists in the region, approximately sixty cases of assault on journalists and media institutions.

And documented the Journalistic Freedoms Observatory Video clips and picture displays a lot of journalists beaten by security forces and the security men and smashed cameras of the press.

According to statistics and Freedoms Observatory and the Center for Metro, the number of attacks on journalists in all parts of Iraq to more than 150 cases, including about 60 in violation of the Kurdistan region.

The indicators of attacks on journalists and media organizations that (33) journalists have been subjected to arrest and detention, while the exposure (40) press release of the prevention and beatings in addition to confiscation of equipment, some of them or destroyed, while another (12) journalists injured different each other because they use stun grenades or beat by riot police and security forces, and was (9) media organizations to raid and shut down the inspection and security forces (5) which then allowed it to later times to work again.

The Center of Metro partner to the Journalistic Freedoms Observatory in the Kurdistan region of attacks on journalists, b (51) state to prevent and beat journalists and confiscate and destroy their equipment and exposure (7) were arrested and injured and wounded, told reporters, as was (3) media organizations to various attacks.

The Journalistic Freedoms Observatory expresses its concern of those attacks, he strongly condemns and calls for the Iraqi government to do its part to reduce these attacks and violations. And at the same time pays tribute to the observatory apology Iraqi officials for attacks and harassment and their institutions have been subjected, and Oihdd Observatory as the authorities must do what you can to ensure the necessary environment for journalists to do their part to cover the events and demonstrations without harassment. It also urges the authorities to investigate these attacks and bring those responsible to the Iraqi justice for the suppression of freedoms.

Iraq ‘Day of Rage’ protests followed by detentions, beatings

Washington Post Foreign Service
Saturday, February 26, 2011; 1:34 PM

 

BAGHDAD – Iraqi security forces detained hundreds of people, including prominent journalists, artists and intellectuals, witnesses said Saturday, a day after nationwide demonstrations brought tens of thousands of Iraqis into the streets and ended with soldiers shooting into crowds.

Four journalists who had been released described being rounded up well after they had left a protest at Baghdad’s Tahrir Square. They said they were handcuffed, blindfolded, beaten and threatened with execution by soldiers from an army intelligence unit.

“It was like they were dealing with a bunch of al-Qaeda operatives, not a group of journalists,” said Hussam al-Ssairi, a journalist and poet, who was among a group and described seeing hundreds of protesters in black hoods at the detention facility. “Yesterday was like a test, like a picture of the new democracy in Iraq.”

Protesters mostly stayed home Saturday, following more than a dozen demonstrations across the country Friday that killed at least 29 people, as crowds stormed provincial buildings, forced local officials to resign, freed prisoners and otherwise demanded more from a government they only recently had a chance to elect.

“I have demands!” Salma Mikahil, 48, cried out from Tahrir Square on Friday, as military helicopters and snipers looked down on thousands of people bearing handmade signs and olive branches signifying peace. “I want to see if Maliki can accept that I live on this,” Mikahil said, waving a 1,000-dinar note, worth less than a dollar, toward Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s offices. “I want to see if his conscience accepts it.”

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The protests – billed as Iraq’s “Day of Rage” – were intended to call for reform of Maliki’s government, not revolution. From the southern city of Basra to northern cities of Kurdistan, protesters demanded the simple dignities of adequate electricity, clean water and a decent job.

As the day wore on, however, the demonstrations grew violent when security forces deployed water cannons and sound bombs to disperse crowds. Iraqi military helicopters swooped toward the demonstrators in Baghdad, and soldiers fired into angry crowds in the protest here and in at least seven others across the country.

And in that way, the day introduced a new sort of conflict to a population that has been targeted by sectarian militias and suicide bombers. Now, many wondered whether they would have to add to the list of enemies their government.

Ssairi and his three colleagues, one of whom had been on the radio speaking in support of protesters, said about a dozen soldiers stormed into a restaurant where they were eating dinner Friday afternoon and began beating them as other diners looked on in silence. They drove them to a side street and beat them again.

Then, blindfolded, they were driven to the former Ministry of Defense building, which houses an intelligence unit of the Iraqi army’s 11th Division, they said. Hadi al-Mahdi, a theater director and radio anchor who has been calling for reform, said he was blindfolded and beaten repeatedly with sticks, boots and fists. One soldier put a stick into Hadi’s handcuffed hands and threatened to rape him with it, he said.

The soldiers accused him of being a tool of outsiders wishing to topple Maliki’s government; they demanded that he confess to being a member of Saddam Hussein’s Baath Party. Hadi told them that he blamed Baathists for killing two of his brothers and that until recently he had been a member of Maliki’s Dawa Party.

Hadi said he was then taken to a detention cell, his blindfold off, where he said there were at least 300 people with black hoods over their heads, many groaning in bloody shirts. Several told him they had been detained during or after the protests.

 

Hadi, who comes from a prominent Iraqi family, and his colleagues were released after their friends managed to make some well-placed phone calls.

“This government is sending a message to us, to everybody,” he said Saturday, his forehead bruised, his left leg swollen.

Although the protests were primarily aimed at reform, there were mini examples of revolution all day Friday, hyperlocal versions of the recent revolts in Egypt, Tunisia and, in a way, Libya. Crowds forced the resignation of the governor in southern Basra and the entire city council in Fallujah. They also chased away the governor of Mosul, the brother of the speaker of parliament, who was there and fled, too.

The protests began peacefully but grew more aggressive. Angry crowds seized a police station in Kirkuk, set fire to a provincial office in Mosul and rattled fences around the local governate offices in Tikrit, prompting security forces to open fire with live bullets, killing four people. Three people were killed in Kirkuk.

Six people were killed in Fallujah and six others in Mosul, according to reports from officials and witnesses in at least seven protests. On Saturday, officials reported additional deaths: a 60-year old man in Fallujah; two people, including a 13-year old boy, in Qobaisa; and two in Ramadi, all in predominantly Sunni Anbar province.

The reports attributed most casualties to security forces who opened fire.

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By sundown in Baghdad on Friday, security forces were spraying water cannons and exploding sound bombs to disperse protesters, chasing several through streets and alleyways and killing at least three, according to a witness.

Two people were also reported killed in Kurdistan, in the north.

The day’s events posed a unique challenge for the Obama administration, which has struggled to calibrate its responses to the protests rolling across the Middle East and North Africa but has a particular stake in the stability of the fledgling democracy it helped usher in.

Analysts said Friday’s developments were at best awkward for the United States.

“Obama wants to convey that yes, Iraq has a number of problems that need to be addressed, but the country is on the right track,” said Joost Hiltermann, deputy director for the International Crisis Group’s Middle East program. “You can’t possibly say, ‘Iraq is in a crisis, and by the way, we’re leaving.’ “

The United States is set to complete the withdrawal of all its troops from Iraq by the end of the year.

 

The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad played down Friday’s violence, as well as the draconian measures Maliki took to stifle turnout.

Iraq’s security forces “generally have not used force against peaceful protesters,” said Aaron Snipe, an embassy spokesman. “We support the Iraqi people’s right to freely express their political views, to peacefully protest and seek redress form their government. This has been our consistent message in Iraq and throughout the region.”

The turnout Friday appeared to surprise many of the demonstrators, coming as it did after a curfew on cars and even bicycles forced people to walk, often miles, to participate. There were also pleas – some described them as threatening – from Maliki and Shiite clerics, including the populist Moqtada al-Sadr, to stay home.

Sadr, whose Mahdi Army is blamed for some of the worst sectarian violence of the war, is now part of Maliki’s governing coalition and attempting to position himself as both insider and outsider. Sadr’s power lies in his rare ability to call hundreds of thousands into the streets, and analysts said he is perhaps concerned about losing his impoverished urban followers to the new and still only vaguely unified protest movement .

By mid-morning in Baghdad, people were walking toward Tahrir Square along empty streets fortified with soldiers in Humvees, snipers on rooftops and mosque domes and checkpoints with X-ray equipment that might reveal a suicide vest.

Young and old, some missing legs and arms, some chanting old slogans of the Mahdi Army, the protesters passed crumbling high-rise apartment buildings webbed with electrical wires hooked to generators. At times, the air smelled like sewage.

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“Bring electricity!” they shouted. “No to corruption!”

By afternoon, several thousand people were milling around the square, which is next to a bridge leading to the heavily guarded international zone housing the government’s offices. Overnight, security forces had hauled in huge blast walls to block the bridge from protesters, who nonetheless managed to hoist a rope around one of them and pull it down.

“As you can see, they are hiding behind this wall!” shouted Sbeeh Noman, a white-haired engineer who said he walked 12 miles to reach the square and was now heading for the bridge. “The government is afraid of the nation. They have found out that the people have the real power.”

mccrummens@washpost.com Special correspondents Ali Qeis and Aziz Alwan contributed to this report.

ما هي مطالب شباب كركوك ؟

السيد محافظ كركوك المحترم

السيد رئيس مجلس محافظة كركوك المحترم

السادة اعضاء مجلس محافظة كركوك المحترمين

بعد ما سجل للشعبين التونسي والمصري من انتصار على الدكتاتورية بالتزامن مع مرحلة التحول التي يعيشها العراق ويؤمل ان تكون نحو الديمقراطية تضمن الحياة الكريمة وتصون الحريات العامة،  وإن ما تحمله منظمات مجتمع المدني من مسؤولية الرقيب والسلطة خامسة على أداء وعمل دوائر الدولة، وهي حلقة الوصل بين الحكومة والشعب .

ولذا اليوم باسم منظمات المجتمع المدني في كركوك وما تحمله من مسؤولية امام الشعب نقف محتشدين في ساحة المحافظة  نبين ارادة شعبنا للحياة ومطالبينا بالاصلاحات الاجتماعية والاقتصادية وصيانة الحريات العامة.

ولضمان التواصل وبناء مجتمع ديمقراطي نرفع اليكم مطاليب شعبنا:

1.                  توفير مفردات البطاقة التموينية وتحسين نوعيتها على ان يتم توزيعها شهرياً.

2.                  الاهتمام بتوفير الخدمات الضرورية كالماء والكهرباء والبنزين وتبليط الشوارع ….

3.                  توفير الضمان الصحي للمواطنين وخصوصا الاطفال والكبار بالعمر

4.                  تفعيل الدور الرقابي لتسعيرة العيادات الاهلية الطبية

5.                  بناء مصانع ومعامل من اجل القضاء على البطالة

6.                  النهوض بفكرة المشاريع الصغيرة للشباب والشابات واعطاء منح من اموال البترودولار.

7.                  وضع سياسة زراعية والنهوض والتوسيع بالقطاع الزراعي واعطاء قروض للفلاحين وتدربيهم على الاسالبيب والطرق الحديثة.

8.                  زيادة نسبة النساء في مواقع صنع القرار للقضاء على الفساد.

9.                  توفير رواتب رعاية الاجتماعية واهتمام بالفقراء.

10.             توظيف وتولية المناصب حسب الكفاءة والاختصاص.

11.             تفعيل دور هيئة النزاهة لمحاسبة الفاسدين والمفسدين في دوائر المحافظة

12.             ضمان حرية الرأي والتعبير والتظاهر السلمي.

13.             تثبيت العاملين في دوائر المحافظة من العمال والموظفين الوقتيين على الملاك الدائم.

“الشعب يريد حقوق المواطن””الشعب يريد تنفيذ الوعود” و”الشعب يريد ايقاف الفساد” و”الشعب يريد تفعيل القضاء”