Monday, February 21, 2005

Amnesty International: Iraqi Women 'No better off' Post-Saddam Hussein

This is truly sick. That's all that El Naar and I can say about this.

Read this...
Iraqi women 'no better off'

By Jeremy Lovell in London
22-02-05 From: Reuters

NEARLY two years after the US-led invasion of Iraq, women there were no better off than under the rule of ousted dictator Saddam Hussein, the human rights group Amnesty International said today…,10117,12334428-23109,00.html

...then consider this...
See men shredded, then say you don't back war
March 18, 2003

Another witness told us about practices of (Saddam's Ba'athist) security services towards women: “Women were suspended by their hair as their families watched; men were forced to watch as their wives were raped . . . women were suspended by their legs while they were menstruating until their periods were over, a procedure designed to cause humiliation.”,,3284-614607,00.html

...and this:
Women Tortured Under Saddam Seek Justice
July 10, 2004, The Times of Pakistan

BAGHDAD: Women who claim they were arrested without charge, tortured and sentenced to long years in jail under Saddam Hussein demanded on Friday the injustices they suffered also be taken into account in the trial of Iraq’s former dictator. Saddam faced seven charges at a preliminary hearing last week of crimes against humanity and war crimes such as during the 1990-1991 occupation of Kuwait and the gassing of Iraqi Kurds in Halabja two years earlier.


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