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[casi] Sanctions-breakers report back this Friday

A talk with slides, followed by an auction of Iraqi goods

Friday 24 May, 7.30pm
Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London
Nearest tube: Holborn.

Four members of Voices in the Wilderness UK have just returned from a
sanctions-breaking delegation to Iraq.  This Friday they will report on
their trip, the current situation in Baghdad and Basra, and US/UK war plans.

The four symbolically broke the sanctions by taking medical textbooks and
supplies to Iraq without applying for export licenses and by returning  with
goods purchased in Iraq for auction here in the UK. Under British law
sanctions-breaking is a criminal offence punishable by a five year prison

The delegation visited hospitals, power plants and sewage works, spoke to
families affected by war and sanctions and visited areas bombed in the Gulf
War and since. They were also able to get up-to-the-minute comment on the
new "smart" sanctions resolution from Denis Halliday and Hans von Sponeck's
successor, UN Humanitarian Co-ordinator for Iraq Tun Myat, and braved the
no-fly zones by flying from Baghdad to Basra!

For more information contact: 0845 458 2564 (local rate call) or visit the
voices uk web-site:

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