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The Iraqi Committee for Human Rights and political Prisoners Defence

Main Office: Adhamiyeh, Baghdad/ Iraq

Mr. Pierre Trudo

Prime Minister of Canada

Parliament Hill

Ottawa / Canada

Baghdad, March 29, 1981

Dear Sir,

The Iraqi Committee for Human Rights and political Prisoners Defence cordially thank you for your human and noble sympathy toward the case of the Iraqi people who suffer under the worst political misfortune that has happened to any nation in this century.

We take this opportunity to inform you, Dear Sir, that hundreds of military officers and thousands of soldiers have been executed since mid November (date of our first letter), because they asked for a peaceful solution for the border problem between Iraq and Iran according to the UN regulations and justice bases. More than ……. Civilians were executed in the same period for political reasons, and more than ten thousand Iraqis immigrated for the same reasons. You can be sure of what we have mentioned above by your means and foreign Embassies in Iraq.

In addition to above, ten thousand civilians were put in jail because of their demand for political freedom, press freedom to exercise their rights, members in other political parties beside Al-Baath Party, and to exercise their religious services. All persons, executed and jailed, mentioned above sympathised and supported the basic freedoms mentioned above.

The Baathist regime has also established new terrorising secret prisons, where the political prisoners are shipped blindfolded. Therefore we could not locate these prisons. Prisoners are taken to these locations after spending some time of questioning and savage torture. Very few prisoners returned from these prisons, and due to the fact that they had been taken and returned blindfolded they did not know the location of these prisons.

Due to the available information, the prisons are located in the mountains in the North of Iraq and/or in secret locations in the desert, where there is no population.

We hope that, Dear Sir, you continue your very kind work and support to our Iraqi people in this great misfortune, and your kind attention proved, once again the high nobleness and great humanitarian of our friends the Canadian people.

Thanking you and asking you kindly to accept our best regards we remain.

Yours faithfully.

Merwan A. Al-Moussa

Chief of ICHRPPD