The sentencing to death of Tariq Aziz, formerly Foreign Secretary to the Republic of Iraq

November 17, 2010 at 11:32 am | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
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Below is the message from Mr David Halpin MB BS FRCS
re: Marco Pannella is on a hunger strike to bring to the fore the “horrrible” “unbelievable” historical truth about the Iraqi War
please see:
https://merryabla64.wordpress.com/2010/11/16/marco-pannella-is-on-a-hunger-strike-to-bring-to-the-fore-the-horrible-unbelievable-historical-truth-about-the-iraqi-war/

I salute you Marco Panella. We embrace you. Now the west only knows how to destroy. We have had no reply to this letter sent one week ago.

David Halpin

The Rt Honourable William J Hague

 The Foreign and Commonwealth Office
King Charles St
London
SW1A 2AH
HAGUEW@parliament.uk

10 November 2010

The sentencing to death of Tariq Aziz, formerly Foreign Secretary to the Republic of Iraq

Dear Mr Hague,

We write as citizens of the UK and as fellow humans. We plead that you and your government seek clemency for this man who represented the interests of Iraq abroad. Our main reasons are:-
 

The present government lacks full legitimacy, so the lawfulness of its courts might not be sound. We note that the Supreme Iraqi Criminal Tribunal, which tried him, was set up by the Coalition Provisional Authority ie by the occupation forces.

The man has been incarcerated since April 2003
He is old at 74 years and ill. The BBC reported in January this year that he had suffered a stroke http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/8464370.stm

How will the agony and the slaughter in Iraq be healed by hooding and hanging this man?

We are reinforced in our pleading by these clear words in HMG Death Penalty Strategy: October 2010.
http://www.fco.gov.uk/resources/en/pdf/global-issues/human-rights/death-penalty-strat-october-2010

Quote from Executive Summary

”Why is abolition of the death penalty important? Promoting human rights and democracy is a priority for the UK. We oppose the death penalty in all circumstances as a matter of principle.”

and under ‘Our Vision’

”1. The UK cares about the death penalty because: Promoting human rights and democracy overseas is a priority for HMG. The UK opposes the death penalty in all circumstances as a matter of principle because it undermines human dignity; there is no conclusive evidence of its deterrent value; and any miscarriage of justice leading to its imposition is irreversible and irreparable.”

We thank you for hearing our plea.

Yours sincerely

The Rt Revd Michael Langrish MA Bishop of Exeter
Dr Melanie Thorne PhD of Kingskerswell
Mrs Joy Davies of Yealmpton
Mrs Celia Adams of Budleigh Salterton
Mrs Mary Bedforth of Guildford
Mr David Halpin MB BS FRCS

Ben Bradshaw MP bradshawb@parliament.uk
Anne Marie Morris MP annemarie@annemariemorris.co.uk
Garry Streeter MP streeterg@parliament.uk
Hugo Swire MP office@eastdevonconservatives.org.uk
Anne Milton MP anne@annemilton.co.uk

This letter has been sent by e-mail to
HAGUEW@parliament.uk
and to the Members of Parliament listed above who represent the signatories

Please reply to Mr David Halpin FRCS Kiln Shotts, Haytor, Newton Abbot TQ13 9XR
or to david@infoaction.org.uk

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