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Announcements Last Updated: Nov 20th, 2009 - 00:42:06

Stop the execution of 126 Iraqi women
By Layla Anwar
An Arab Woman�s Blues

Nov 20, 2009, 00:16

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This is an urgent appeal regarding a piece of very serious information I have just received.

A decision has been taken to execute on the Eid Al Kabeer (in 2 weeks time) -- the Muslim feast marking the end of the Hajj pilgrimage the same time that President Saddam Hussein was murdered -- 126 Iraqi women on charges of �terrorism.� These Iraqi women all hold higher University degrees and have worked as high cadres in the previous regime. That is their only crime.

Among the 126 women to be executed are: are the ex Head of Nuclear Energy Center (who was detained by the US occupying forces) and the ex minister of Work and Social Affairs.

This information was published on an Iraqi website called Iraqihurr in Arabic and that same piece of information was published in English by Women Solidarity for an Independent and Unified Iraq.

Please circulate this as widely as possible and check the addresses on the Women Solidarity website above -- to send your appeals to.

An Arab Woman Blues - Reflections in a sealed bottle . . .  Who am I? The eternal Question. Have not figured it out fully yet . All you need to know about me is that I am a Middle Easterner, an Arab Woman -- into my 40�s and old enough to know better. I have no homeland per se. I live in Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan, Syria and Egypt simultaneously . . . All the rest is icing on the cake. Copyrights reserved 2006-2009

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