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---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2000 11:18:21 -0000 From: "Un ponte per..." <email@example.com> Subject: A RUN THROUGH THE DESERT TO BREAK THE EMBARGO AMMAN – BAGHDAD A RUN THROUGH THE DESERT TO BREAK THE EMBARGO The Italian marathon runner Giuseppe Papaluca is crossing on foot the 1000 km of desert from Amman to Baghdad to appeal for the lifting of the economic sanctions to Iraq. Papaluca will cover this long distance in 25 days in stages of 40 kilometres per day. Nearly ten years of embargo have caused in Iraq beyond a million victims, in large part children, for the lack of medicines and food. This is a too high price for whichever political objective. The consequences of the embargo will affect the same future of Iraq because of the destruction of civil infrastructures, the disruption of the educational system, the international isolation of the scientific and cultural circles. Pope John Paul II and the representatives of nearly all the religions of the world, numerous Nobel prizes, the UN Commission for the human rights and even members of the Congress of the United States already appealed for the lift of the sanctions to Iraq. Also in Italy hundreds of voluntary service and civil society associations, the Mayors of nearly all the greatest cities, members of all political parties, asked the same. The initiative is organised by the UISP (Italian Union Sport for all) in co-operation with the Italian NGO “A Bridge to Baghdad” and with the aid in Jordan of the “National Coalition for the lifting of the sanctions to Iraq ” . 10 years of embargo are longer than 1000 kilometres End the sanctions now * The Italian athlete Giuseppe Papaluca has already participated to 25 international marathons and crossed on foot the Australian and Moroccan deserts. In 1999 he has covered 3200 Km from Moscow to Rome. The “UISP” is the largest Italian sport association with 980,000 members. A Bridge to Baghdad is an Italian NGO engaged with humanitarian aids to the Iraqi population. -- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- This is a discussion list run by the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq For removal from list, email firstname.lastname@example.org Full details of CASI's various lists can be found on the CASI website: http://welcome.to/casi