The Continuing Plight of the Iraqi Interpreters

In response to the half-baked, and frankly dangerous, moves from the British government to increase protection for Iraqi employees and ex-employees, Early Day Motion 2057 has been published in the House of Commons.

“…recognises the courage of Iraqis who have worked alongside British troops and diplomats in Southern Iraq, often saving British lives; notes that many such Iraqis have been targeted for murder by Iraqi militias in Basra, and that an unknown number have already been killed, whilst many others are in hiding; further recognises that many Iraqis who have worked for fewer than 12 months for the UK are threatened by death squads; and therefore calls upon the Prime Minister to meet the UK’s moral obligations by offering resettlement to all Iraqis who are threatened with death for the ‘crime’ of helping British troops and diplomats.”

If you are based in the UK has your MP signed? This is an issue where the common cause of reducing the level of carnage in Iraq should be able to unite voices from across the political spectrum. Further ideas for action are detailed here.