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Teacher to Address Sanctions on Iraq

January 03, 2002|From Times Staff Reports

Ventura teacher Leah Wells will speak on United Nations sanctions against Iraq on Wednesday at an Amnesty International meeting in Ventura.

Wells traveled to Iraq in July and August with a delegation sent by a Chicago group that advocates ending the sanctions.

Wells lived with a family in Basra for 10 days to observe the effects the measures are having on Iraqis. She said the U.N. sanctions are causing widespread starvation and inadequate medical care and are not achieving the goal of ending Saddam Hussein's dictatorship in the country.

The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at College United Methodist Church, 4300 Telegraph Road. Admission is free. For information, call 643-6605.

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