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Sunday, July 24, 2005

Sunni official alleges firing because of opposition to torture

Today, Adnan al-Dulaimi will be dismissed from his post as head of the Sunni Endowment, the government agency in charge of the upkeep of Sunni mosques and shrines. According to the Guardian, Al-Dulaimi will tell The Associated Press that he was fired for speaking against the new Iraqi government's torture practices against Sunnis. He said
"I think that the reason behind my dismissal is that they want to silence a voice that is speaking against unjustified practices against Sunnis such as arrests, torture in the prisons, and also for my calls to release innocent detainees and to save Iraq from sectarianism, insecurity and divisions."


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