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Reminder about today's (10th June) voices report-back meeting

voices in the wilderness uk

Eyewitness report on the effects of sanctions
(with slides) 7.30 pm, Thursday 10th June in the Small Hall at Conway Hall,
Red Lion Square, London WC1 (nearest tube Holborn)

“It was clear to me that the situation in Iraq was as bad now as it was last
August ... Hospitals are still filled with children dying of starvation and
disease. In supporting sanctions the British Government must share the
responsibility for these deaths"
- August ’98 and May ’99 voices delegate Andrea Needham

The economic sanctions against Iraq - coupled with the massive
infrastructural damage done during the 1991 Gulf War - have had a
horrific effect upon the civilian population of Iraq. According to the
former UN Humanitarian Co-ordinator for Iraq, Denis Halliday, over 4000
Iraqi children are dying every month due to the impact of sanctions.

Last month three members of  the sanctions-breaking organisation voices in
the wilderness uk broke the economic sanctions against Iraq by
hand-delivering medical supplies to Iraqi children’s hospitals. This was the
third voices uk delegation to break the sanctions. The maximum penalty for
sanctions-breaking is five years imprisonment.

For more information contact voices in the wilderness uk,
12 Trinity Road, London N2 8JJ (tel. 0181 - 444 1605)

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