Iraqi doctor not allowed to speak in the USA about hundreds of thousands death toll of war


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From the Seattle Post-Intelligencer in the USA:

Iraqi doctor who disputes official death tolls is denied visa to visit UW

By BRAD WONG
P-I REPORTER

An Iraqi doctor who made international headlines after stating that civilian deaths in the Iraq war far exceeded officially reported numbers is not being allowed to travel to North America to meet other academics.

Riyadh Lafta and his colleagues have been trying for months to get a U.S. travel visa so the doctor could speak at a medical conference at the University of Washington today. …

As an alternative, Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, B.C., invited Lafta to deliver his lecture today, which was to have been broadcast by video to the UW.

But this week, the British government denied him a four-hour transit visa for a stopover between the Middle East and Canada.

Lafta, an epidemiologist, teaches at Al-Mustansiriya University College of Medicine in Baghdad and co-wrote an October 2006 article about Iraqi civilian deaths in The Lancet, a respected British medical journal. …

“What we were going to hear about is a public health disaster in Iraq,” said Tim Takaro, an associate professor of health sciences at Simon Fraser University.

Takaro, who also conducts research with Lafta, called the 2006 study in The Lancet well-researched.

He said the death estimate of nearly 655,000 Iraqi civilians is 10 times larger than other studies.

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