Camp Ashraf Day 59, US embassy, London – pictures

25 09 2009


Terence Bunch | 24.09.2009 17:16 | Globalisation | Iraq | Terror War

On day 59 of the solidarity Hunger Strike taking place outside the US embassy in London by relatives of the residents of Camp Ashraf, Iraq: members of the Christian faith gather in London to issue statements of support.

Day 59.
Day 59.

Fatemah Khezri.
Fatemah Khezri.

19 year old student, Soudabeh Heidari.
19 year old student, Soudabeh Heidari.

The British clergy supporters.
The British clergy supporters.

British media complicity.
British media complicity.

The 36 'hostages'.
The 36 ‘hostages’.

Vowing to join the hunger strike.
Vowing to join the hunger strike.

A supporting hand.
A supporting hand.

Denied entry to the US embassy.
Denied entry to the US embassy.

On day 59 of the solidarity Hunger Strike taking place outside the US embassy in London by relatives of the residents of Camp Ashraf, Iraq: members of the Christian faith gather in London to issue statements of support.

Earlier in the week, British Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowen Williams, draws international attention to the issue of the 36 detained hostages now floudering in Iraqi custody.

The men have been arbitrarily held in Iraq for almost two months, have not been charged with any offence, are held by Iraqi police officers with almost no reference to any court procedure in an environment in which the Iraqi judiciary appear to be completely absent.

As a result, the detainees are now qualified as hostages.

US President Barack Obama has not made any attempt to deal with the matter despite the US occupation authorities having a statutory obligation to the residents of Camp Ashraf under article 4 of the Geneva Convention, giving a persuasive insight into the nature of the democracy developing in Iraq.

US embassy, London, 24th September 2009

*note An interview with 19 year old Manchester student, Soudabeh Heidari, will follow tomorrow Friday 25th September 2009.

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