An Appeal for the Release of Susanne Osthoff
December 4, 2005 IW&A Documents, 7
Updated December 8, 2005
Fifteen archaeological, cultural-heritage and humanitarian
non-governmental organizations from around the world appeal for the
release of archaeologist Susanne
Osthoff and her escort in Iraq.
For immediate release.
New York, December 8, 2005
Roger Atwood: (202) 518 8630,
Micah Garen: (646) 526 4361,
We, the undersigned cultural organizations, are deeply concerned about
the safety of Susanne Osthoff and her escort, and we appeal for
Susanne’s swift release so that she may be reunited with her family.
An archaeologist and humanitarian aid worker, Susanne has worked
tirelessly for many years to aid the Iraqi people and to preserve the
cultural treasures of Iraq for all Iraqis. She is truly a friend
to all the people of Iraq.
We appeal to those holding Susanne for her safe release, and for the
safe release of her escort, and trust that you will return them to
their families who love them.
Kenneth M. Ames,
Institute of America
Sinje Caren Stoyke,
for Cultural Heritage Preservation
Global Heritage Fund
Dr. Judy Bense,
for Everyone – SAFE
Cindy Ho, President
ICON – World
Research Institute in Iraq
The International Association for Assyriology
Jack M. Sasson, President
Greg Carr, President
International Rescue Committee
American Schools of Oriental Research
Lawrence T. Geratry, President