Iraqis in Yemen to declare Democratic House [Archives:2005/868/Local News]

August 15 2005

Senior Iraqi nationals in Yemen are preparing for an imminent declaration of the Iraqi Democratic House, a civil organization to familiarize exercising democracy to community members.

A spokesman of the organization said Yemen made a big progress in democratic practice, setting a pattern for countries to follow. “Iraq is unstable, occupied and has not experienced democracy before, a matter entailing that immigrant Iraqis have to contribute to establishing democracy in their own homeland,” he added.

The house, he continued, would open its doors for all Iraqis regardless of their ethnic, political or sectarian backgrounds. “The most important thing is to strengthen the unity of the Iraqi people”.