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Britain and the US withdrew Iraqi passport recognition
Britain and the US are no longer recognising existing Iraqi passports. The recognition
withdrawal affects many Iraqis living abroad or in Iraq neighbouring countries, including
business travellers, students, visitors, family reunion cases and those who need medical
treatment. "This inhumane punishment must be stopped, the people of Iraq continues to
suffer at every level." Said Jabbar Hasan, director of Iraqi Association in London.
Recently, Iraqi authority has issued new passports which are only issued in Baghdad
with limited availability. With continuing violence in the capital, many people may not be
able to travel to Baghdad. In addition to that, its limited numbers will lead to queue
"This is outrageous and unacceptable method of treatment, which undoubtedly affects
the livelihood of thousands of people, including children and other vulnerable people."
Said Jabbar Hasan.
For more information please contact Jabbar Hasan on 020 8741 5491
Mobile 07761 081030
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