Leadership Council for Human Rights Photos

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Rally at the White House in support of the Tibetan People

Hundreds gathered to protest the recent Chinese
crackdown on dissent in Tibet and call on the
President to boycott the opening ceremonies of
the Beijing Olympics.

Attendees, including eleven Tibetan monks, traveled
from all across the East Coast.

Kathryn Cameron Porter, President of the Leadership
Council for Human Rights, spoke at the event.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Remembering Halabja Twenty Years Later

The commemoration was held at the Capitol, in
Speaker Pelosi's Dining Room

U.S. Representative of the Kurdistan Regional Government
Qubad Talabany and LCHR President Kathryn Cameron Porter

Halabja Survivor Mohammed Aziz and Qubad Talabany

Attendees included Iraq's Ambassador to the U.S.,
Mr. Samir Sumaidaie (Second from Left)

LCHR Board Member Yakir Lubowsky
and Qubad Talabany

Mohammed Aziz

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Images of shelling in Iraqi Kurdistan along Iran-Iraq border

Friday, August 24, 2007

Around Sulaimaniyah, Iraq, Summer 2007

Azadi Park

Throughout Sulaimaniya Governorate, Summer 2007


Near Khalabag
View from Azmar mountain on the opposite side of Sulaimaniya

Khalabag, Iraq, 3 August 2007

Women in this village gather daily for half an hour between 5pm and 6pm to collect water for their family. The water pump was installed by the regional government.

Kalar, Iraq, 3 August 2007

Sarqalla, Iraq, 3 August 2007

Women picking okra.

Internally Displaced Persons within Iraq, Summer 2007

About 2 million people within Iraq have been forced to flee their homes as a result of the violence in the central and southern areas of the country. Some have no other option but to live in terrible conditions.

Torture Museum, Sulaimaniyah, Iraq, 15 July 2007

This building once was once where Saddam's forces tortured Kurds.

This hook, which hangs from the ceiling, was used as a torture tactic.

This hall commemorates the victims of Anfal. Each piece of glass on the wall, approximately 185,000, represents each person killed. Each light on the ceiling, between 4,000 and 5,000, represents each village destroyed.

LCHR's mother library, Sirwan, Kurdistan, Iraq, 18 July 2007

Children's reading room in the library.
Mother library in Sirwan, near Halabja.

Young man reading in one room of the library.

LCHR's mobile library project in Iraq, 18 July 2007

Mobile library visits Grde Go.

Mobile library visits Tapi Safai Xwaru.

Mobile library visits Tapi Safai Saru.

Press conference, Hotel Ashti, Sulaimaniyah, Iraq, 6 August 2007

Supporters for the release of Adnan Hassenpur and Hiwa Butimar, Iranian Kurdish journalists and civil society activists, speak at a press conference.