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BOSTON---STAND UP AGAINST THE WAR (english)
24 Mar 2003
Modified: 09:30:34 AM
DO WE WANT DIRECT ACTION IN BOSTON? OR WOULD WE RATHER GO TO VIGILS AND BE HUSHED BY LIBERALS?
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BOSTON M22 MARCH WRAP UP (english)
23 Mar 2003
Approximately 1000 marchers descended on Boston- and spontaneously closed down Boston, first after standing off with police in Copley and for hours of chanting, rallying sidewalk supporters, debating, direct action, culminating in Harvard Square. A great day for the peace movement, free of police brutality.
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Turkey: Plans for Northern Iraq Raise Concern (english)
23 Mar 2003
Donít Repeat Civilian Killings and Displacement

The record of the Turkish military in combating Kurdish rebels at home raises serious concerns about its engagement in northern Iraq during or after any war, Human Rights Watch warned in a briefing paper released today.
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UK Foreign Secretary Suggests Immunity for Saddam (english)
23 Mar 2003
An Affront to His Victims
(London, March 19, 2003) Any formal offer of guaranteed immunity for Saddam Hussein would be a travesty of justice, Human Rights Watch said today.
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Bureaucracy of Repression: The Iraqi Government in Its Own Words (english)
23 Mar 2003
In two separate shipments in May 1992 and August 1993, eighteen tons of official Iraqi state documents captured by Kurdish parties in the March 1991 uprising arrived in the United States for safekeeping and analysis. A Middle East Watch-led team has conducted research on these documents since October 1992; to date, approximately forty percent of the materials has been catalogued and studied. This is the first report that discusses these documents.
Sample documents captured by the Kurds of northern Iraq in the March 1991 uprising against the regime of Saddam Hussein.
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Iraq's Brutal Decrees (english)
23 Mar 2003
Amputation, Branding and the Death Penalty

Beginning in June 1994, the government of Iraq issued at least nine decrees that establish severe penalties, including amputation, branding and the death penalty for criminal offenses such as theft, corruption, currency speculation and military desertion. These new decrees greatly impinge on individual human rights and constitute violations of several international human rights conventions and standards.
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Personal Account of the Boston Rally and March on M22. (english)
23 Mar 2003
Modified: 10:35:45 PM
A Rally of 500 or more marched in a spontaneous unpermitted march from park Street to harvard square, holding sit-ins at points along the way, while being harassed by pro-war groups, some individuals and supported by many onlookers.
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Human Rights Watch Criticizes Iraq's Execution of Four Jordanians (english)
23 Mar 2003
In a letter today to Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, Human Rights Watch expressed its deep concern over the execution of Walid Muhammad Tawfiq Nusseirat, Riziq Bishara Riziq, Sa`id Yusif `Ali al-Doji, and his brother Salah al-Doji. "In stark contrast to the rest of the world, which is moving to abolish the death penalty, Iraq is increasing the number of crimes punishable by death," said Human Rights Watch/Middle East executive director Hanny Megally. Unconfirmed reports indicate that several hundred new executions may have taken place in recent weeks.
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Austria Blasted for Release of Iraqi (english)
23 Mar 2003
Jordan Urged to Arrest Saddam Hussein Aide Accused of Genocide
(New York, August 18, 1999) -- Human Rights Watch today criticized the Austrian government for releasing a senior Iraqi leader accused of genocide, mass murder and torture.
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Iraq: Civilians Could Pay a High Price (english)
23 Mar 2003
Modified: 10:26:06 PM
The risk of civilian casualties from the fighting itself is likely to be particularly high in Iraq. Hussein will almost certainly attempt to draw the U.S. into an urban battle, one in which Iraqi civilians are used as human shields.
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