Calls for the UN to intervene to lift the siege imposed on the protesters of Hawija.
April 24, 2013
BAGHDAD / NINA / MP, of the Iraqiya coalition, Talal al-Zobaie asked the United Nations to intervene to lift the siege imposed by the security forces on the sit-in Square in Hawija, of Kirkuk province.
He told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / today 21. April : "The security forces surrounded protesters in Hawija two days ago and prevent the entry of water and food, which is alarming heavily on this region and the political forces have to prevent what is happening before it takes other dimensions."
Zobaie called on human rights organizations to intervene as these practices are breaches of human rights.
It is mentioned that the President of the House of Representatives Osama al-Nujaifi expressed grave concern to what is happening in Hawija, calling for urgent solutions to the tragedy suffered by sitters and speed up to enter foods and water to the sit-in Square and end the siege. / End