Utah Peace Group Calls for U.S. Withdrawl in Iraq

Utah Peace Group Calls for U.S. Withdrawl in Iraq

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- A Utah peace group is calling for Saddam Hussein to be tried in Iraq by Iraqi people.

But People for Peace and Justice of Utah also wants an immediate withdrawal of U-S troops from Iraq.

The group's comments come on the heels of the U-S capture of the former Iraqi dictator.

A statement released by the group this morning says it is hopeful that Saddam's capture will result in a full investigation of human rights violations in Iraq.

The organization also demands the withdraw of U-S troops, saying Iraq should be for the Iraqi people.

The group says its members are appalled by the deaths of 450 U-S service members in Iraq and a death toll ten times that amount among the Iraqi people since the start of the war.

The statement says -- quote -- "Democracy means government by the people of a country, not by the U-S-A."

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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