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[casi] Press release: Launch of Jubilee Iraq report on 20Nov

Any Iraqis in London tomorrow please come along! Meet in the entrance
hall of Portcullis House at 11am (come out of Westminster tube and turn
left to the river, the entrance is just around the corner).

Thanks Justin
07813 137171
-------------press release----------------------------------------------
Bush's visit 2nd day: UK & US Governments must listen to the Iraqi
people and cancel Saddam's debt

A group of Iraqis will be presenting a revealing report, "Paying for the
Execution's Bullets", to a cross party group of MPs on:

Thursday 20th November 2003 at 11:15 in Room M, Portcullis House.

MPs in attendance will include:
David Stewart MP, Jim Dobbin MP, Tom Brake MP, Nick Harvey MP and Hywel
Williams MP.

Justin Alexander, the author of the report published by Jubilee Iraq,

"The Iraqis' views must be listened to.  The report clearly demonstrates
that Iraqis across the political spectrum are demanding a fair
arbitration process.  This would enable the annulment of all the debts
which financed Saddam during the Iran-Iraq war but did not benefit the
Iraqi people.

"Submitting these claims to arbitration, as Iraqis want, is one positive
step the UK and US governments could take to help demonstrate goodwill
to Iraqis - and indeed the thousands of Britons who are protesting
Bush's visit."


Contact:        Tilly Forster  020 7219 6232;


Notes to Editors:
.       Jubilee Iraq( is an international coalition
of Iraqis and citizens of creditor countries who are campaigning for a
fair resolution of Iraq's debt.
.       Supporters include Sinan Al Shabibi, Governor of Iraq's Central
Bank, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. 60 MPs have signed Early Day Motions
calling for cancellation of Iraqi debt.
.       A full copy of the report is available at
.       The report was written following interviews in Baghdad with 29
leading Iraqis, including 4 Ministers. It outlines the arguments Iraqis
give for the cancellation of debt and their rejection of the Paris Club
and IMF taking leading roles in debt negotiation.

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