Friday, December 02, 2005

Human Rights Violation

A bunker in Al-Jadriya district in Baghdad is apparently used as a detention place by Interior Ministry. The Iraqi minister of interior, Bayan Jabr, claimed that using such buildings, like the bunker, because the country lacked adequate prisons. He claimed at a news conference that the detainees were some of the most dangerous criminal terrorists of various Arab nationalities. It is a pretext which takes different names to repress opponents and to tame people to accept such practices violating human rights.

What raises concerns is that disclosure of this bunker, and what takes place in it, came from the American troops. Jabr said that Gen. Casey visited him at his office to tell him about an information leak that torture acts are used in investigation by the Iraqi officers.

Prime Minister Ibrahim Jafari said that he had been informed about the bunker by Undersecretary General of the Arab League, Ahmed bin Hili. In both statements a third side intervened to make the Iraqi government take on its responsibility to protect its own people. The Iraqi society, like the Mideast ones, does not perceive how tolerating human rights violation may rebound on its members. The civil community institutions run by Iraqis still do not understand their role in enhancing the standards of life in Iraq; and if there is any, there are lots of bedouin-tribal and religious traditions which hinder their work.

I believe that letting go of the Iraqis to meet human rights standards, will cause lot of chaos. Any Iraqi sectarian, political or religious party takes control of power oppresses its opponents. Later, the concept of opponents extends to include the whole people. For that, I'm totally convinced the international community must keep a close eye on the Iraqi government to protect the Iraqi people.

As an example is the promise made by Prime Minister Jafari to announce the results of an investigation he ordered in the case, of the bunker, within two weeks, but nothing is declared. For that I'd like to ask you, if you can, to write or email this post to any person or group which could put pressure on the Iraqi government to enforce human rights. As the 57th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights approaches, try to participate in backing human rights by telling someone to keep pressure on the Iraqi government.

The urge made by the
High Commissioner for Human Rights should be backed. It seems that the MNF have to stay in Iraq for some time to help in creating new collective mentality which respects human beings.

As a person belongs to the middle class, I can say that it is a class which has no means to seize power, at least in Iraq, since the Iraqi society glorifies guns and submits to any party which is militarily powerful. What we need for some time is a non-Iraqi rational, civilized, democratic power to support formation of new culture which respects man, helping this culture to take root in Iraq. The middle class has been crushed by Saddam regime and it is very essential to help it to grow again.

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just happened upon this blog while doing research for a school paper. I'm sorry for the people that have been killed, both Iraqi and american and any other nationality that has been involved. What I want to know is, Did we, (as in americans)"liberate" you(as in iraqis)? And do you want a democracy? or are we pushing ourselves in where we are not wanted? I would hope it is the former, but as i am not involved at all I can only go by what people tell me.

9:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been waiting on the report on this situation too. Do you think this is a militia operation and not the regular Iraqi troups? I do so hope that the elections will bring more secular people into the government. Best wishes.
Jan

10:28 AM  
Blogger Rosemary said...

Dear Jan,
If you had read his post, you would have noticed that he desires democracy with all it's tenets. Civil rights, human rights, dignity, freedom, peace, opportunity, etc.

He is a very nice and thoughtful Iraqi. He loves his country, and he wants what is best for his people. He has the heart of an American! lol. After all, we live by an idea that ALL men were created equal. :)

Dera Ibn_Alrafidain,
How are you? I pray you are well. Could you please give me a little more information as to who and how to reach the people in charge at your government?

There will be an election in less than 10 days! I am excited. I hope you are as well. This will be the government that will have 4 years, not like the other ones. If you do not like the way they govern, you get to through the bums out! I love democracy! LOL.

I can be reached here. Have a great day. :)

7:10 PM  
Blogger Rosemary said...

Dear Ibn_Alrafidain,
I cannot get my e-mail link to work. It is: RawSense2004 AT yahoo DOT com. I want to help. Thank you.

7:14 PM  
Blogger DEANBERRY said...

THE AMERINAZIS HAVE CONVINCED SOME THAT THEY’RE THE GOOD GUYS ONLY BECAUSE THEIR ENORMOUS MEDIA CONSTANTLY BOMBARDS US WITH THAT MESSAGE, AND DOESN’T LET THE MESSAGE FROM ANY OTHER SIGNIFICANT GROUPS THROUGH.

JESUS CHRIST HAS REMOVED HIS BLESSING FROM AMERICA. JESUS IS REAL, UNFORTUNATELY, FOR YOU. HE’S WATCHING YOU DESTROY THE COUNTRY HE HELPED FOUND. http://www.mixposure.com/song.php?songid=14027

5:13 AM  
Blogger James Fletcher Baxter said...

there are no perfect people and there are no perfect countries and no perfect governments.

Having said that, which country/
countries more nearly match the laws of human nature:

"Human is earth's Choicemaker. His title describes
his definitive and typifying characteristic. Recall
that his other features are but vehicles of experi-
ence intent on the development of perceptive
awareness and the following acts of decision and
choice. Note that the products of man cannot define
him for they are the fruit of the discerning choice-
making process and include the cognition of self,
the utility of experience, the development of value-
measuring systems and language, and the accultur-
ation of civilization.

The arts and the sciences of man, as with his habits,
customs, and traditions, are the creative harvest of
his perceptive and selective powers. Creativity, the
creative process, is a choice-making process. His
articles, constructs, and commodities, however
marvelous to behold, deserve neither awe nor idol-
atry, for man, not his contrivance, is earth's own
highest expression of the creative process.

Human is earth's Choicemaker. The sublime and
significant act of choosing is, itself, the Archimedean
fulcrum upon which man levers and redirects the
forces of cause and effect to an elected level of qual-
ity and diversity. Further, it orients him toward a
natural environmental opportunity, freedom, and
bestows earth's title, The Choicemaker, on his
singular and plural brow." Selah

- from The HUMAN PARADIGM

7:35 PM  
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1:13 PM  

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