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February 28, 2007

Official Statement on American raids on the GFIW headquarters in Baghdad

On 23 February, American and Iraqi forces raided the head office of the General Federation of Iraqi Workers (GFIW) and arrested one of the Union security staff.

This unprovoked attack resulted in the destruction of furniture, the confiscation of a computer and fax machine and the arrest of employee who was released unharmed later same day.

The same force repeated this unprovoked attack on 25 February and caused further damage.

The GFIW while condemning this unprovoked attack and calls on the occupation forces to issue a written apology, to return all the GFIW property and compensate for the damages they caused to our office.

We call on trade unions around the world to show solidarity by condemning these attacks and sending messages of support to the GFIW.

The GFIW Executive
Baghdad 26 February 2007

Posted at February 28, 2007 05:29 PM