View Full Version : ”Street Lawyers” – their Clients are Boys and Girls 6, 10, 14 ….

Investors Iraq News
10-22-2016, 10:00 AM
They Call Themselves ”Street Lawyers”, and their Clients are Boys and Girls 6, 10, 14* ….If you are desperately poor,*6 years old, and*picked up by police in Baghdad for begging, who will come to your defense?**We are not permitted to*show their pictures and will use aliases but here is the story of two little*brothers*– we will call them Mohammed and Husam – who are 6 and 7 years old.
The brothers were recently picked up*for begging.* Yes, begging on the streets is illegal.*Fortunately,*because the team of street lawyers and social workers has developed a*good working relationship with juvenile authorities, these cases get entrusted to their care.
Their story?* Turns out Mohammed and Hussam are orphans.* They lived with a*poor uncle so when another relative offered to take them in, the uncle gave them up.* Fast forward:* Mohammed and Husam get picked up by police for begging*and the street lawyers and social work team investigate their case.
It basically amounts to trafficking:* the relative who took them in was*exploiting them to*beg on the streets.*The social workers acted quickly, contacted the poor uncle,*and the street lawyers arranged the boys’*release to return to his safe care.
With so many orphans, street kids, and children displaced by violence in Baghdad, our ability to be a loving and effective advocate for these children is limited only by the resources you help provide.
Click here to*support the Iraqi Children Foundation (ICF) Baghdad Team. (http://www.iraqichildren.org/donate/)

Source: Iraq-BusinessNews.com. (http://www.iraq-businessnews.com/2016/10/22/street-lawyers-their-clients-are-boys-and-girls-6-10-14/)

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