Joint Appeal for the release of Margaret Hassan by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ireland and the Palestinian Foreign Minister
We join together to issue this joint appeal for the release of Margaret Hassan. We do so in our own names and on behalf of the Irish and Palestinian peoples.
Margaret Hassan is an Irish citizen by virtue of her Irish birth. She became an Iraqi citizen during the many years in which she has lived in Iraq. During these years, Margaret has been a champion of the people of Iraq. As a worker with the Care agency, she has worked tirelessly to help the Iraqi people during their long years of suffering. She has spoken out in their interests to the international media. She does not deserve to be treated in this way. Her family in Iraq, in Ireland and elsewhere should not be suffering as they are now.
For the sake of humanity, compassion and the people of Iraq, we appeal to Margaret’s captors to release her forthwith.