Appeal for Giuliana Sgrena's release
Partito della Rifondazione Comunista
Circolo "Karl Marx" - U.K. Branch
A few days ago Giuliana Sgrena, a journalist for the communist daily newspaper "Il Manifesto" who has always been opposing war, was kidnapped in Iraq. From "Il Manifesto"'s website, www.ilmanifesto.it, you'll be able to access part of her work against the occupation of Iraq and, more generally, in support of the liberation struggle of the Arab world.
In support of her
release we have written an appeal in many languages to which we invite you
to participate, sending your signatures to the following email address:
firstname.lastname@example.org (a copy to:
We are certain you will understand the urgency and the necessity of our
Giuliana Sgrena is an Italian journalist, working for the daily newspaper Il
Manifesto. She was kidnapped in Baghdad on the 4th of February, in front of the
Al-Mustafah mosque, where she had interviewed a number of families forced by US
bombing to fly from Fallujah. She is still a captive.
Florence Aubenas, French
journalist of Liberation, disappeared more than one month ago in similar
circumstances. Giuliana has visited Iraq many times, documenting with great
honesty the dire sufferings of the population, caused first by the embargo, and
later by war and occupation. Over the years, her work has provided a valuable
channel to give a voice to the Iraqi people, to tell the stories that others
would not write about. Her newspaper, Il Manifesto, has always been actively
engaged against the war and occupation.
We do not know who has abducted them, or why. We firmly believe, however, that
this act will not help Iraq and the Iraqi people to regain the sovereignty to
which they are entitled, will not shorten the occupation, will not improve the
life of the people. We do know that voices of freedom, such as that of Giuliana
and Florence, are direly needed.
As movements and associations active all over the world in the struggle against
the war and to put an end to the occupation, we demand their immediate release.
Partito della Rifondazione Comunista - U.K. Branch
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