Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Montather Al-Zeidi in hospital

The guardian reports that Montather al-Zeidi was "badly beaten in custody".

None of the journalist or human rights or organizations have said a word so far. Please contact the following organizations and urge them to issue a statement concerning the brutal treatment and imprisonment of the Iraqi Journalist Montather Al-Zeidi.

Reporters without boarders, human right watch, human rights first, Amnesty international, and other organizations of you know of.

It's very shameful how some of these organizations are very vocal in criticizing human rights abuses in cases that are convenient for the U.S. government (saddam's crimes, Iranian government abuses, conflict in darfur, intra-palestinian conflicts), but they are silent when it comes to cases inconvenient for the U.S. government's agendas and policies (occupation of Iraq, siege on gaza, domestic and foreign U.S. prisons, rights of native americans and native hawaaians, etc).

On a second note, the number of people who have singed the petition is more than 1,000 now. Please read and sign it in case you haven't yetI will print it out and deliver it to the Iraqi embassy here in DC next week.