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Support for Harmeet Sooden and
fellow Peacemakers abducted in Baghdad

118 Days: Christian Peacemaker Teams Held Hostage in Iraq, published June 2008

Following the release of Harmeet Sooden, James Loney and Norman Kember, this page is now partially archived. The first section below has statements from the released Peacemakers at the time of their release and subsequently, links to remembrance pages for Tom Fox, and links to some articles written since 24 March 2006. This section will be updated as new statements or articles come to hand.

The archive section has our original statement of support; links to statements of support from Aotearoa New Zealand; personal messages of support and hope; 'Harmeet the peacemaker'; overseas statements of support and reports about the Peacemakers; and media coverage in Aotearoa New Zealand. The archive section covers the time period from 26 November 2005 to 24 March 2006.

    Prayers for Peacemakers, November 2006: November 26 marks the anniversary of the kidnapping of Tom Fox, Norman Kember, Jim Loney, and Harmeet Sooden in Baghdad. We give thanks for their witness. Pray for justice for the 14,000 Iraqis still detained by Multinational Forces. Doug Pritchard, Christian Peacemaker Teams, Toronto.

Statements by released Peacemakers

Remembering Tom Fox

Articles written since 24 March 2006

  Archive: Support for Peacemakers abducted in Baghdad

Harmeet Sooden, valued friend and colleague, was abducted with James Loney, Norman Kember, and Tom Fox in Baghdad on 26 November 2005.

We add our voice to the calls from around the world for the Peacemakers to be released unharmed so they can return to their loved ones and continue their work for peace, justice and self-determination for the people of Iraq and Palestine. We call too for the thousands of people illegally detained by occupation forces in Iraq, in Palestine, in Afghanistan, and in other parts of the world to be released unharmed to their loved ones.

Harmeet, our heartfelt hope is that you and your companions will soon be free to read this page for yourselves. We are full of sorrow that Tom will not be with you physically on that happy day.

Our thoughts are with you all, with your families and friends, and with the staff and supporters of Christian Peacemaker Teams at this time.

  • Statements of support from Aotearoa New Zealand - if your organisation would like a statement included, please send via the contact link below.
  • Personal messages of support and hope from Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Harmeet the peacemaker, with link to photo page
  • Links to overseas statements and reports about Harmeet, Jim, Norman and Tom, and Christian Peacemaker Teams
  • Media coverage in Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Contact Peace Movement Aotearoa
  • Sign the petition online

  • Statements of support from Aotearoa New Zealand
          and see page with
    personal messages of support and hope

    Links to overseas statements and reports

    Media coverage in Aotearoa New Zealand

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