We Demand the Immediate halt to the Execution of 1000 Prisoners on Death Row by the Iraqi Government
A Report has been published by Amnesty International on September 1, 2009 declares that there are 1000 persons in Iraq awaiting to be executed including 9 women, 150 of which have exhausted all possibilities of appeal. The report also signifies that executions by the ruling Islamic and nationalist government in Iraq has been doubled and that many of the prisoners regularly face torture to force confessions with complete lack of legal rights for prisoners and detainees.
The Islamic-nationalist government in
The claim of the Iraqi government that death penalty decreases terrorism and
“violence” is a lie. The forces of this religious, sectarian, nationalistic,
ethnic, and tribal government itself, practice, on the largest scale, and
according to international reports, torture, detention, assassinations, and
organized terrorism. With the collaboration of the
Our party strongly condemns execution under any pretext or justification. We consider execution and capital punishment as a premeditated crime committed by the state against its citizens; a barbaric inhumane method for punishment that does not contribute, and has nothing to do with, the so-called end of violence, fighting crimes, or establish safety and security. Establishing security in Iraq does not pass through these militias but, to the contrary, only through pushing them aside; a complete ending of US occupation, and disarmament of all Islamic and nationalist groups which will restore normalcy and civility in Iraq. The struggle to establish security can not be separated from the struggle to end all forms of brutality and barbarity in society.
Our party calls for all humanitarian organizations; political parties, workers
trade unions, socialist and women organizations, egalitarian, secular, and civil
groups and individuals to exert pressure on the Iraqi government to stop the
execution of 1000 prisoners. Send protest letters, organize protests, talk to
humanitarian international organizations, fight to stop the crimes of execution
that the Iraqi government is perpetrating. We draw the attention to 9 women who
are awaiting their execution while their “confessions” were taken under torture.
Our party will endeavor to expose this government and its practices against the
Stop the Execution of 1000 Prisoners in
Prohibit Capital Punishment as Premeditated Crime!
The Left Worker-communist Party of
2 September 2009