Appeal for the liberation of Tarek Aziz





We, hereunder, the signatories, call once again for the liberation of Tarek Aziz and of his companions sentenced to death after an inequitable and illegal trial as well as for the liberation of all political prisoners in Iraq held without trial or indictement.

Kofi Annan, Secretary General of the United Nations, has declared, in September 2003, that the war in Iraq was illegal. It follows therefore that their arrest and detention are also illegal.

The capital punishement meted out, last October, to Tarek Aziz, Saadoun Shaker, Abed Hammoud, Sabawi Ibrahim and Abdel Ghani Abdel Ghaffour is illegal because this punishment had been suspended by the Provisional Authority of the Coalition, between June 2003 and August 2004. The " High Penal Court" of Iraq must therefore apply to their case the most favorable provision provided by the Iraqi Criminal Code as stipulated by International Law.

The " High Penal Court" must as well abide by an Iraqi Law that rules that people aged over 70 – as is the present affair- cannot be executed or are pardonned after their sentencing.

We, consequently, demand that Tarek Aziz, his companions and all Iraqi political detainees be free.

Committee for the liberation of all political prisoners in Iraq : http://0z.fr/Z3nHS Please send your name at: cldpi@gmx.com


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