24 June 2017
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RESS RELEASE For immediate release 10th June 2016 IRAQ: INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY IGNORING ETHNIC CLEANSING IN FALLUJAH Horrific sectarian atrocities are being committed in the final push to ‘liberate’ the ancient city of Fallujah, 43 miles from Baghdad. Iranian-led Shi’ite militias who form the main part of the force fighting to re-capture the city from Daesh (ISIS) are systematically arresting Sunni men and women fleeing the besieged city. Many are being tortured and executed. Struan Stevenson, President of the European Iraqi Freedom…
PRESS RELEASE For immediate release 3rd June 2016  THE SLAUGHTER OF THE INNOCENTS Catastrophe in Fallujah   Western policy in Iraq is aiding and abetting the slaughter of the innocents in Fallujah. This is the controversial view of Struan Stevenson, President of the European Iraqi Freedom Association (EIFA). Speaking as the operation to ‘liberate’ Fallujah from Daesh (ISIS) fanatics enters its second week, Mr Stevenson said: “We seem to have learned no lessons from the fate of Ramadi, which was…
PRESS RELEASE - For immediate release 19th May 2016 In the absence of real reform, IRAQ LURCHING TOWARDS CATASTROPHE   “If real and comprehensive reforms are not carried out, Iraq will lurch towards catastrophe.” This was the view expressed today by Struan Stevenson, President of the European Iraqi Freedom Association (EIFA) and a former President of the European Parliament’s Delegation for Relations with Iraq (2009-2014). Stevenson strongly condemned the recent explosions in Baghdad and other cities and said it would be…
6 May 2016 Mr. President,Members of the Security Council,Secretary-General, On the eve of the UN Security Council session on Iraq, I am writing to you on behalf of the European Iraqi Freedom Association (EIFA) to draw your attention to a number of points concerning the current crisis in Iraq. I have closely followed Iraq ever since 2003 and as the President of the European Parliament's Delegation for Relations with Iraq from 2009 to 2014, I travelled extensively to Baghdad, Erbil…
Iran's army entering the war in Syria is a blatant violation of international law and must be met with an overwhelming response and action by the international community. With the Syrian revolution against the dictatorship of Bashar al-Assad entering its sixth year, Tehran has escalated the presence in Syria of its Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), together with regular Iranian military units, who are waging a brutal campaign against the Syrian people and the moderate opposition. In recent weeks, a significant…
Iran's army entering the war in Syria is a blatant violation of international law and must be met with an overwhelming response and action by the international community. With the Syrian revolution against the dictatorship of Bashar al-Assad entering its sixth year, Tehran has escalated the presence in Syria of its Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), together with regular Iranian military units, who are waging a brutal campaign against the Syrian people and the moderate opposition. In recent weeks, a…
PRESS RELEASE - For immediate release 1 April 2016  Iraq: Humanitarian catastrophe in Fallujah Call for urgent action to end callous food and medicine blockade of Fallujah   The European Iraqi Freedom Association (EIFA) strongly condemns the cruel and criminal siege of Fallujah, which, together with the denial of access to medicine, has led to the starvation and death of large numbers of innocent civilians. The unfolding tragedy has included the horrific death of a young mother who attached rocks…
Struan Stevenson's speech in the UN-Geneva on Iraq GENEVA INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR JUSTICE (GICJ)13.00 – 15.00 hrs, WEDNESDAY 16th MARCH 2016UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL, GENEVA Often referred to as ‘the cradle of civilisation,’ today, Iraq has become the graveyard of civilisation. More than 550 days after he took office, Haider al-Abadi now presides over the smouldering wreckage of a once thriving nation. Abadi succeeded the deeply unpopular and sectarian Nouri al-Maliki. Maliki gave free rein to the Iranian-led Shi’ia militias,…
PRESS RELEASE For immediate release 25th February 2016 EIFA CONDEMNS QASEM SOLEIMANI’S INTERFERENCE IN IRAQ The visit by General  Qasem Soleimani, commander of the criminal Qods Force of Iran to Baghdad, is one of his first trips after being seriously wounded in Syria last November. His aim is to prevent the crumbling of the Shiite militias and to reinforce their control. Currently, the commander of the Badr militias is Hadi Ameri, the commander of Kata’ib Hezbollah is Abu-Mahdi Mohandess, and the commander…
ASSASSINATION OF UN REPRESENTATIVE IN DIYALA, IRAQ Militias must be dissolved and listed as terrorists   On Tuesday, February 16, the UN Assistant Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) announced that the death of its representative in Diyala Province, Amer al-Kaissy, had been confirmed. He was abducted by the militias in April 2015. Ján Kubiš, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq, stressed: “ For more than nine months we have sought the intervention of the Government on the local and national levels to ensure…
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