A statement issued by the General Federation of Iraqi Workers
24 April 2007
The Executive Committee of the General Federation of Iraqi Workers mourns the martyr Vice President of the General Federation of Iraqi workers of the province of Nineveh and his martyred wife on the 9th of April 2007.
A statement issued by the General Federation of Iraqi Workers: said we mourn our martyred trade union leader, brother Moaaid Hamid, the Vice President of our Federation in the province of Nineveh and his martyred wife following clashes between forces of the Iraqi army and terrorist elements in the province.
The deceased was one of the first trade union leaders who contributed to the creation of the IFTU after the fall of the former dictator in 2003 and has played an active role in building a genuine democratic trade union movement despite all the difficult circumstances.
The martyred was subjected to persecution and prosecution by the repressive machinery of Saddam's regime.
Two years ago, he was abducted by terrorist elements and was subjected to severe violence at the hands of terrorists before he was freed by Iraqi security forces.
Glory and eternity to our fallen comrade trade union leader Hamed and his wife.
Glory to the martyrs of the Iraqi working class.
Shame on the murderous terrorists.
The Executive Office of the General Union of Workers of Iraq March 16 April 2007