Monthly Archives: September 2008

Al Sadr supports quotas for minorities

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(AP) BAGHDAD – Anti-U.S. Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr strongly supports demands by Iraqi Christians and other minorities for guaranteed seats on regional governing councils, his chief spokesman said Tuesday.…

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Iraqi Assyrians Protest Against A Newly Approved Provisional Election Law

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Dear Mr. Nouri Al Maliki Prim Minister of the Republic of Iraq We wish to bring to your attention the serious human rights issue of unlawful action taken by the Iraqi parliament on Wednesday, 24 Sept. 2008 by voting to abolish Article 50 of the Iraqi Provincial Election Law of councils for governorates, districts and…

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Re: Iraqi Assyrians Protest Against A Newly Approved Provisional Election Law

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H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, C/O Office of the Spokesman for the Secretary-General United Nations, S-378 New York, NY 10017 Re: Iraqi Assyrians Protest Against A Newly Approved Provisional Election Law You’re Excellency, We wish to bring to your attention the serious human rights issue of unlawful action taken by the…

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Football game interrupted after violence

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Sports | The third division football game between Syrianska and VästerÃ¥s had to be interupted last night after some supporters of Syrianska threw crackers at the away fans and also attacked their bus.…

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Iraq PM calls for minority seat guarantees in elections bill

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Devin Montgomery [JURIST] Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] on Sunday urged [Reuters report] lawmakers to reintroduce a clause guaranteeing a certain number of legislative seats to Christians and other religious minorities into the country’s controversial provincial elections bill [JURIST news archive].…

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Mass Demonstration in Baghdeda

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Exclusive / ankawa.com Aws Hasso Saturday 28/9/2008 A peace parade stemmed in Baghdeda across the streets raising slogans demanding to affirm Article (50) of election law for provinces council including the system of Qota for Chaldean, Syriac and Assyrian people plus other minorities.…

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Bashar Nafee been killed in Mousil

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Mowafaq Al-Samani Ankawa.com – Mosul Bashar Nafee was martyred on Saturday 28-Sep. at 10.00 am in Mosul. An Orthodox clergyman stated to ankawa.com that the youth passed away after targeting at his office.…

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Assyrian Universal Alliance letter to Jalal talebani!

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ASSYRIAN UNIVERSAL ALLIANCE Member: Unrepresented Nations & Peoples Organization (UNPO) Date:9/29/2008 No;013 Dear Mr. Jalal Talebani, The President of the Republic of Iraq We wish to bring to your attention the serious human rights issue of unlawful action…

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Premier Appeals For Minority Rights

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Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki urged lawmakers Sunday to protect the rights of religious minorities, after a recent decision by parliament to end a quota system that guaranteed seats in provincial councils for Christians and other religious minorities.…

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Iraq PM seeks safeguards for Christians

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MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) – Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki sought safeguards on Sunday for Christians and other minorities who have complained that they have lost guaranteed seats in provincial councils under a new election law.…

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Let’s Hear You Loud and Clear!

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Below is an email I have received – in support of our protest of the elimination of article 50 from the Iraqi constitution – from Leena, an Iraqi Sunni woman living in Dubai. She is associated with the Iraqi government. In various other conversations with other prominent Muslims, it has become apparent that there is…

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Iraqi Christians protest end to legislative quotas

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By SAMEER N. YACOUB – BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s prime minister on Sunday sought safeguards for small religious communities in this mainly Muslim country as Christians protested parliament’s decision to stop setting aside seats for minorities on provincial councils.…

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Public mass demonstartion in Alqosh

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Exclusive :ankawa.com Rivan Al-Hakim / Alqosh On 28/9/2008 at 11.15am , a mass public demonstration stemmed in Alqosh including people from villages and nearby cities gathered in the public square.…

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Iraqi Christians protest new election law

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BAGHDAD: Hundreds of Iraqi Christians rallied in northern Iraq on Sunday to protest a new provincial elections law they say denies them their rights because it fails to give them a guaranteed number of seats on provincial councils.…

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