Iraq: oil union leaders threatened with arrest
From the Iraq Freedom Congress (IFC), Sept. 20:
The Iraqi minister of oil (Shehristani) has requested the Iraqi Prime Minister Almaliki to arrest the leaders of the Anti-oil Law Front (Subhi Albadri; chairperson. Hassan Juma; president of GUOE and Front member. Falih Abood Imara; secretary of GUOE and Front memberand many more) few days ago. The spokesperson of the ministry of interior stated that they are waiting for the government to decide whether arresting those leaders or let them stage their intended strike on September 22, 2007 that is aimed to topple the draft oil law. The Iraqi parliament member (Mahmood Uthman) said "I am against any protest or civil disobedience before the debating the draft law and declaring any protest before this debate means that there political motivations behind it."
At this point in time we need your solidarity and support more then ever. Please circulate this letter to whoever you know, send solidarity messages to those leaders to strengthen their moral at this critical time. Encourage whoever you know to send condemnation messages to the Iraqi and US embassy everywhere in the world. Send this message to the congress and let them know of the US democracy in Iraq.
The arrest of the leaders is imminent if we stay silent. Do not forget; it is you who can make difference.
Iraq Freedom Congress