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Fri Aug 18 2006 (Updated 08/21/06)
August 19th Vigils Remember Abeer Hamza
Fri Aug 18 2006 (Updated 08/21/06)
Vigils Held on What Would Have Been Murdered Iraqi's 15th Birthday
On Saturday, August 19th, candlelight vigils were held in several cities to remember Abeer Hamza, the young Iraqi woman who was raped and killed, along with her family, in March of this year by US occupation forces. She had lived in Al-Mahmoudiyah, southeast of Baghdad. In early July, four U.S. soldiers and one ex-soldier were charged with these crimes. August 19th would have been Abeer's 15th birthday. The vigils in Berkeley, New York, and Los Angeles were organized by a group of 8 young women who were outraged by the story of what happened to the Hamza family, and who had never organized like this before. The vigils were endorsed by Not In Our Name, and sponsored by Amnesty International, CODEPINK, A.N.S.W.E.R. LA, and American Muslim Voice.
In Berkeley, people gathered for a vigil at Willard Park from 7:30 to 9:30pm. Photos

Myspace Page About Abeer Hamza | Vigil Poster
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