Judge in Saddam trial joins millions of other refugees from Bush’s ‘new’ Iraq

This 2014 video is called Iraq: Children Traumatised by the Terror of Flight.

From Al Jazeera:

Saddam judge flees Iraq

The Iraqi judge who sentenced Saddam Hussein to death has fled Iraq and sought asylum in the UK.

Al Jazeera’s correspondent in London quoted British official sources as saying that Raouf Abdel-Rahman, a member of Iraq’s Kurdish minority, has requested political asylum in Britain with his family.

Abdel-Rahman headed the Supreme Iraq Criminal Tribunal that heard Saddam’s genocide trial and found the former Iraqi president guilty, leading to his execution.

This judge is only one in the total number of 3.7 million and counting Iraqi refugees since George W Bush invaded Iraq in 2003.

Another one in the 3.7 million was director of the looted national museum in Baghdad.

Blair deports Iraqi refugees to possible death in Iraq: here.

Blair and the Iraqi refugees: here.

Iraqi refugees in Syria: here.

US troops vs. Turkish Kurds: here.

7 thoughts on “Judge in Saddam trial joins millions of other refugees from Bush’s ‘new’ Iraq

  1. How the war on terror made the world a more terrifying place
    Posted by: “Corey” cpmondello@yahoo.com cpmondello
    Sat Mar 10, 2007 5:54 pm (PST)
    How the war on terror made the world a more terrifying place

    New figures show dramatic rise in terror attacks worldwide since the invasion of Iraq

    By Kim Sengupta and Patrick Cockburn

    Published: 28 February 2007

    Innocent people across the world are now paying the price of the “Iraq effect”, with the loss of hundreds of lives directly linked to the invasion and occupation by American and British forces.

    An authoritative US study of terrorist attacks after the invasion in 2003 contradicts the repeated denials of George Bush and Tony Blair that the war is not to blame for an upsurge in fundamentalist violence worldwide. The research is said to be the first to attempt to measure the “Iraq effect” on global terrorism. It found that the number killed in jihadist attacks around the world has risen dramatically since the Iraq war began in March 2003. The study compared the period between 11 September 2001 and the invasion of Iraq with the period since the invasion. The count – excluding the Arab-Israel conflict – shows the number of deaths due to terrorism rose from 729 to 5,420. As well as strikes in Europe, attacks have also increased in Chechnya and Kashmir since the invasion. The research was carried out by the Centre on Law and Security at the NYU Foundation for Mother Jones magazine.

    Iraq was the catalyst for a ferocious fundamentalist backlash, according to the study, which says that the number of those killed by Islamists within Iraq rose from seven to 3,122. Afghanistan, invaded by US and British forces in direct response to the September 11 attacks, saw a rise from very few before 2003 to 802 since then. In the Chechen conflict, the toll rose from 234 to 497. In the Kashmir region, as well as India and Pakistan, the total rose from 182 to 489, and in Europe from none to 297.



  2. Unions back Iraq rally

    Pip Hinman, Sydney
    9 March 2007

    Several NSW unions have decided to endorse the March 17 Sydney rally against the war in Iraq, organised by the Stop the War Coalition. They are the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA); the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union; the NSW Fire Brigade Employees Union; and the National Tertiary Education Union.

    The rally, which will mark the fourth anniversary of the invasion, will call for foreign troops to leave Iraq. It will also call for Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks to be returned to Australia.

    The NSW Teachers Federation is advising its councillors about the rally. Unions NSW is notifying all of its affiliates and urging them to attend the protest.

    From: Australian News, Green Left Weekly issue #702 14 March 2007.


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