Friday, June 11, 2010

Press Conference in London

Press conference on the kidnapping and assassination of journalist Sardasht Osman in Iraqi Kurdistan
6.00-6.40pm, Tuesday 15 June
Abrar Foundation
45 Crawford Place, W1H 4LP
(Nearest Tube: Edgware Road)

Political activists, academics and writers from Iraqi Kurdistan are holding a press conference to expose the kidnapping and murder of Sardasht Osman and demand justice.
Sardasht Osman, 23, was a journalist and final year university student when he was abducted on 4 May in the Iraqi Kurdish city of Erbil. His body was found on 6 May in the city of Mosul. Sardasht had written articles criticising the Kurdish government, particularly the Barzani family.
This press conference will address violations against freedom of expression and political activism, and attacks on journalists and critical voices.We will address the media in three languages - English, Kurdish and Arabic.

Dr. Kamal Mirawdeli: political personality and writer
Houzan Mahmoud: political activist
Dashti Jamal: president of International Federation of Iraqi Refugees
Khalil Karda: Writer
For further information, contact Houzan Mahmoud and Peshawa Majid
Tel: 07534264481 & 07739337778