Iraqi pogrom of LGBT: horrific report upon horrific report
As you can see from the latest report on LGBT Asylum News the situation in Iraq is getting worse
There are a number of ways in which you can take action.
Support Iraqi LGBT through fund raising and donations
This support is desperately needed and will be put to good use both inside Iraq itself and to support the exiled movement. You can find out how to do this on the Iraqi LGBT website http://iraqilgbtuk.blogspot.
Contact your local representative to urge them to ask for your government's pressure on the Iraqi government to take action
In the USA
You can get contact information for Representatives and Senators on this website http://www.visi.com/juan/
The only statement so far from the State Department is carried in this post http://madikazemi.blogspot.
In the UK
Contact your MP through this website http://www.theyworkforyou.com/
The following is a letter for a UK MP which you can adapt for your locality
Dear XX XXXXX
I write to draw your attention to the pogrom of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people which is currently taking place in Iraq.
Although this has yet to draw much mainstream media attention the reports are truly horrifying and escalating. They have draw the attention of Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch and US Representatives.
However the UK Foreign Office does not appear to be taking any action.
I refer you to the statement of Bill Rammell [http://madikazemi.blogspot.
The following are reports concerning the pogrom:
Please take action today!