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Human shield man set to cross into Iraq

ACCRINGTON peace campaigner Daniel Seager was set to enter Iraq this week as part of a mass anti-war protest.

DANIEL SEAGER: Protest is "very fulfilling.''
DANIEL SEAGER: Protest is "very fulfilling.''

ACCRINGTON peace campaigner Daniel Sea-ger was set to enter Iraq this week as part of a mass anti-war protest.

The 28-year-old, of Washington Street, set off for Baghdad last Friday to join a convoy of volunteers taking part in Operation Human Shield. Daniel - known as Dieter - signed up for the protest in a bid to deter the British and Americans from taking military action against Saddam Hussein's regime.

He flew out from London with a group of peace protesters and has been working in Amman, the capital of Jordan, where he is helping to set up an Internet cafe at his hotel, the Al-Saraya. The computers will be used by the peace group and Iraqi refugees who have already fled the country.

Dieter, a former pupil of Rhyddings High School, added that the embassies in Amman had been closed due to snowstorms but he planned to travel to Baghdad later in the week. He would then return to Jordan to continue with his computer work. He said: "It is very fulfilling knowing that I'm trying to make a difference."

  • Read more from Daniel and his family in this week's Observer


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