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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.
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.
NCRI - Thousands of Iraqi sheikhs, lawyers and jurists as well as clerics and professionals have joined a call to the United Nations and the U.S. government to act to free the seven Camp Asharf residents taken hostage by the Iraqi forces on September 1.
The statement signed by over 6700 Iraqis partly reads: "The hostage taking of the seven Camp Ashrf residents is a disgrace for us and we call on the U.S. government to force Maliki to free the hostages and provide security for the Camp Liberty residents because the U.S. has responsibility towards the protection of the residents."
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?
Investigation, Maliki-Qods Force style, with Goebbels-like lies
Presenting survivors and hostages as perpetrators of Ashraf massacre to escape consequences of crime against humanity
Call on United Nations to conduct an impartial probe and introduce and try operatives and commanders of September 1 massacre
Nuri al-Maliki, during his visit to U.S. has taken a ludicrous report with him as the outcome of the work of the “investigative committee” regarding the massacre and mass execution in Ashraf so as through deception and histrionics confront international rage and abhorrence against the September 1 massacre and reign in extensive protests from U.S. congressmen and senators and their calls on the U.S. President to tie military aid to Maliki to the release of the seven Ashraf hostages and the guarantee of security and PMOI rights in Camp Liberty.