Press Release by Office of Struan Stevenson
For Immediate Release-Strasbourg- 12 December 2013
US ATTEMPTS TO CONCEAL FATE OF IRAQI HOSTAGES EXPOSED BY EURO MP
A senior Euro MP has expressed astonishment at what he describes as "US attempts to conceal information about seven hostages, including six women, abducted in Iraq." Struan Stevenson, a Scottish Conservative MEP and President of the European Parliament's Delegation for Relations with Iraq has said that he was surprised by US Secretary of State John Kerry's response to a question about the hostages when he said the information was "classified".
By James Morrison, Source: The Washington Times
Secretary of State John F. Kerry surprised members of Congress on Tuesday by revealing that the whereabouts of seven Iranian dissidents kidnapped in a deadly raid on a refugee camp in Iraq is classified.
GENEVA (AP) -- A group of U.N. independent experts urged Iraq on Monday to reveal what happened to seven members of an Iranian dissident group who were allegedly abducted in September.
Six women and one man went missing after a Sept. 1 attack at that killed 52 people at the Camp Ashraf refugee camp in Iraq that once housed 3,000 Iranian exiles.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is a murderer who slaughtered 52 residents of camp Ashraf with American weapons, former US Governor Howard Dean has told a conference in Paris.
The Iraqi leader should now be brought to justice and US aid to his country cut off, Mr Dean told delegates at the gathering on December 7 on the eve of International Human Rights Day.
By Carolyn Beckingham, Published in www.scoop.co.nz
You would think this story would appeal to the media: 52 unarmed people shot dead, six women and a man taken hostage and hidden away. So why have the media hardly mentioned it at all? Because the Foreign and Commonwealth Office won't let them publish it? If so, why won't it?
Interview with former Iranian political prisoner Mostafa Naderi