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Blair arrest attempt

Malaysian anti-war groups attempted to arrest former British prime minister Tony Blair when he appeared as the keynote speaker at a “National Achievers Conference” in Kuala Lumpur. Seven activists, including two from the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Commission (KLWCC) and two representatives of the Iraqi community in Malaysia, evaded intense security and registered themselves as delegates. When Blair appeared near the VIP entrance of the convention hall, Matthias Chang and Zainur Zakaria of the KLWCC rushed forward to serve the a war crimes indictment, while the Iraqi representatives shouted: “Mass murderer! War criminal! Shame on you!” Over 30 British and Malaysian security personnel prevented the serving of the indictment.

Topics: Iraq