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Sanctions injustice

On 28 August, Dr Shakir Hamoodi, 59, an Iraq-born US citizen, began a three-year sentence for sending money between 1991 and 2003 to his relatives in Iraq, and the families of friends living in Iraq, to help relieve suffering caused by the UN sanctions.

A five-year FBI investigation found the father of five had not sent any money to the Iraqi government.

Cards and letters of support to: 

Shakir Hamoodi 21901-045, 
USP Leavenworth, PO Box 1000, Leavenworth, KS 66048, USA.

Topics: Prison | Iraq