Art Competition to Stop Abuses in Iraq

Calling all artists! We here at Amnesty are announcing a new art competition that you can be a part of!

We’re looking for artwork to be featured on our postcards urging the Iraqi government to release Qusay ‘Abdel-Razaq Zabib, an Iraqi police officer who has been held without charge or trial for two years.

The competition is part of our latest campaign against human rights violations in Iraq, which was documented in our recent report New Order, Same Abuses: Unlawful Detentions and Torture in Iraq. We are demanding that the U.S. government ensure that detainees like Qusay are either released or else tried in accordance with international human rights law. We have an obligation to demand safeguards against torture and other ill-treatment from the Iraqi authorities particularly for all those who have been transferred from US to Iraqi custody, such as Qusay.

To submit artwork for the competition, scan or photograph and email your submission in JPEG format to AIUSA-artcompetition@gmx.com with this form no later than October 31, 2010. Include your name, mailing address, age, and occupation. The form must be filled out, printed, signed, scanned and e-mailed with the artwork. Artwork not accompanied with a signed form will not be considered. A 500 word description of the artwork should also be included in the body of the e-mail. All artwork should be based on the report available here.

Runner ups will be featured on the Human Rights Now blog.

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