Links to Media Coverage of Harmeet Sooden on Iraq Syria and Kurdistan

Harmeet Sooden in Iraq.
Harmeet Sooden in Iraq.

Peace activist Harmeet Sooden recently travelled to Iraq to take part in a humanitarian effort, working with people in refugee camps in the Kurdistan region of Iraq.

You will remember Harmeet Sooden. On November 26, 2005 he was kidnapped in Baghdad and held hostage with three other members of the Christian Peacemaker Team.

On March 9, 2006… fellow hostage… CPT worker and US citizen… Tom Fox was murdered, presumably by their captives. On March 23, 2006, Harmeet Sooden and two others were released.

The following is a chronology of media coverage of Harmeet Sooden’s 2015 work on the conflict in Iraq, Kurdistan, and Syria.

Ex-Hostage Returning to Iraq amid Current Crisis”, Scoop, 28 February 2015.

Former Hostage Harmeet Sooden Returns To Iraq – Q&A”, Scoop, 28 February 2015.

Ex-hostage heads back to war zone”, NZ Herald, 28 February 2015.

If NZ cares about Iraq we should withdraw troops – ex-Iraqi hostage”, TVNZ, 1 March 2015.

Former hostage Harmeet Singh Sooden to return to Iraq”, Stuff.co.nz, 1 March 2015.

Foreign deployment increase violence – Sooden”, Radio NZ, 1 March 2015.

Ex-Hostage: Government Failing to Put NZers and Iraqis First”, Scoop, 2 March 2015.

Ex-captive says UN should lead Iraq mission”, 3News NZ, 3 March 2015.

Harmeet Sooden to continue aid work in Iraq”, 3News NZ, 16 April 2015.

Former Iraq hostage returns to the country”, 3News NZ, 18 April 2015‎.

NZ’s Coalition Partners Worsening Crisis in Iraq”, Scoop, 19 April 2015‎.

Open Letter to MPs from Harmeet Sooden: Deployment to Iraq”, Scoop, ‎19 April 2015‎.

Harmeet Sooden: Whose interest does New Zealand’s policy towards Iraq serve?”, Stuff.co.nz, 19 April 2015‎.

Native Affairs – NZ Troops to Iraq”, Māori Television, 20 April 2015.

Evening Report: We cross to Iraq to interview Harmeet Sooden on the region’s security and humanitarian situation”, Evening Report, 7 May 2015.

Evening Report: Video Cross to Iraq – Harmeet Sooden on IDP Camps and Security”, Evening Report, 20 May 2015.

Harmeet Sooden from Iraqi Kurdistan”, Radio NZ, 24 May 2015.

Winnipegger in Iraq urges Canada to take different approach to conflict”, CBC News, 25 May 2015.

Reflections on Iraqi Kurdistan and New Zealand’s Military Deployment to Iraq”, Scoop, 29 May 2015.

Evening Report Episode 8: Harmeet Sooden IV – Humanitarian Crisis Inside Iraq Intensifying”, Evening Report, 2 June 2015.

Brownlee: IS cells may be near NZ troops’ Iraq base”, 3News, 7 June 2015.

Defence Minister Remains Committed Iraq Training Mission”, TVNZ, 7 June 2015.

Iraqi training mission derided and questioned”, Newstalk ZB, 8 June 2015.

Harmeet Singh Claims Iraqi Government as Bad as ISIS”, RadioLive, 8 June 2015.

Out of Sight, Out of Mind: The US-led Coalition’s Human Rights Record in Iraq”, Scoop, 3 August 2015.

Harmeet Sooden: NZ backing a regime showing little regard for Iraqi civilians”, NZ Herald, 18 August 2015.

Iraqi Civilians Caught Between Scylla and Charybdis”, Scoop, 24 August 2015.