In late January 2008, Kurdish authorities withdrew CPTers’ visas and ordered the team to leave Iraq within a week. This appears to have been due to lingering concerns by officials related to the previous years’ kidnappings of CPTers, and to suspicions and misunderstandings about the team’s most recent activities in Iraqi Kurdistan. In response, CPT and its supporters advocated vigorously within the KRG and the USA for the team to remain in Iraq in order to continue its peacemaking and human rights work. Kurdish authorities have now said that they are willing to issue visas to CPTers, but only on a month by month basis. Despite this limitation, the team believes that they can continue to do important work and they look forward to returning to northern Iraq in April 2008 after a brief break at home.

Septermber Supper Fundraiser

Will you host a dinner party for CPT?

CPT really needs your support in raising $10k in September. Unfortunately, we are behind our financial targets and need your help. We want to dedicate the month of September to bringing people together around the dinner table. You can choose the date, who you invite and what you cook (though our teams have some great recipes prepared!) We’d love to hear if you’d be interested. 

There’s no commitment needed at this stage.

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