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An Amnesty International online petition about Iraq - worth signing and passing on. http://www.amnesty.org/go/iraq ---------- Forwarded message ---------- The population of Iraq is in imminent danger of a human rights and humanitarian catastrophe. Military action could trigger a disaster for the people of Iraq and surrounding countries. Before it takes any further action, Amnesty International calls upon the UN Security Council to assess the human rights and humanitarian impact on the civilian population of any military action against Iraq. The assessment should take place in a public session of the Security Council, open to all UN member states, and it must include consideration of: - the potential effects of military action on the human rights of the Iraqi population. - the effects on the humanitarian situation as Iraqis are already suffering under severe economic sanctions and violations by their government. - the risk that military action would lead to massive numbers of people being forced into flight. - potential grave violations of international humanitarian law, including direct attacks on civilians, the use of human shields and the use of inherently indiscriminate weapons. Amnesty International urges the Security Council to deploy human rights monitors immediately throughout Iraq to report on human rights abuses by any party. Join Amnesty International's call. Sign AI's online petition to the President of the Security Council at http://www.amnesty.org/go/iraq before 8 March. Please forward this message to others. Your appeal can make a difference. _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk