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Maryam Rajavi: In view of Iraq developments, U.S. must honor its commitments to Camp Liberty Iranians

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Maryam Rajavi

Speaking at an international conference at the UN European Headquarters in Geneva Mrs Rajavi said:

Iranian regime must be completely evicted from Iraq to prevent repeat of past atrocities in that country

Rouhani’s one-year record reflects his total failure, especially in the field of human rights and freedoms in Iran

Dossier on human rights abuses in Iran, especially the 1988 massacre of 30,000 political prisoners, must be referred to the Security Council

 NCRI - In a conference at the United Nations European Headquarters in Geneva on August 13, Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, emphasized that in view of new developments in Iraq, the United States must honor its commitments to safety and security of Camp Liberty residents in that country.

She also stressed that for many years now, Iran’s ruling mullahs have been spreading suppression and human rights abuses to other regional countries, especially to Iraq and Syria.

Mrs. Rajavi added: In recent days, Maliki, the hated Prime Minister of Iraq, who in the past eight years was engaged, at the behest of the Iranian regime, in killings and crimes, including three massacres against members of the Iranian Resistance, was ousted. This represents an irremediable strategic defeat for the mullahs and the wasting of their eight-year investment in that country. We hope that through the efforts of Iraqi people and freedom-seekers, this development will lead to the total eviction of the Iranian regime from Iraq, putting an end to the suppression and the violation of the rights of Iranian refugees in Camp Liberty and guaranteeing the residents' safety and security until all of them are transferred to Europe or America.

The Iranian Resistance’s President-elect noted: In the past eight years, under the command of the Iranian regime’s terrorist Qods Force, the mullahs’ puppet regime in Iraq had stayed in power through bloodshed and the systemic purge of the Sunnis. Through mass murder and bombings, it confronted the widespread revolution by the Iraqi tribes and people, who were seeking a non-sectarian democratic system. On the other hand, the conditions created by the mullahs’ regime and its puppet government in Iraq have provided opportunity to and empowered an extremist terrorist group to divert the Iraqi people’s revolution and massacre the innocent, the minorities and assault the honor and dignity of women. It has, through aggression and forced migration, crushed Iraq’s Christian and Yizidi communities.

As for Hassan Rouhani’s one-year record, Mrs. Rajavi said: His most important promise was moderation. But during his tenure the number of executions exceeds 800, much more than previous years. This clearly shows that the regime has entered its final phase. All these executions and arrests represent the mullahs’ desperate reaction to a danger which threatens their existence.

Pointing to the increase in pressures against religious and ethnic minorities, the arrest of dozens of journalists and web loggers, she emphasized: pinning hope on change from within the religious dictatorship is a mirage. Whoever comes from within this regime inevitably defends suppression and killings.

Mrs. Rajavi called on the world community to not tolerate the regime’s human rights abuses, not abandon the issue of human rights during nuclear talks and not delay the referral of the regime’s human rights dossier to the UN Security Council any longer.

At the conference, held on the 26th anniversary of the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in Iran in 1988, Mrs. Rajavi urged that the dossier on this massacre be referred to the United Nations Security Council and that those responsible, all of whom are senior regime officials, be prosecuted.

The meeting was held with the participation of representatives of human rights organizations, and political and human rights personalities. Speakers strongly condemned the Iraqi government attacks against the Iranian refugees in Camps Ashraf and Liberty in Iraq at the behest of the Iranian regime, and their logistical and medical siege, demanding that the attacks and the limitations that have so far killed 116 people, caused 20 others to suffer slow death, and the hostage taking of seven including six women be stopped immediately.

This meeting was chaired by Ms. Anne-Marie Lizin, Honorary President of the Belgian Senate.

In addition to Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, Professor Alfred Zayas, United Nations Special Rapporteur on democratic and equitable order; Remi Pagani, member of the Geneva City Council; Geoffrey Robertson, prominent British lawyer and First President of UN Special Court on War Crimes for Sierra Leon and member of the UN Justice Council; Ms. Najat al-Astal, Member of Parliament from Palestine; members of a Syrian coalition delegation including Mohammad Kadah, Deputy Chair of the Syrian National Coalition; Dr. Haitham Maleh, president of the legal section; Sabah al-Mukhtar, prominent Iraqi lawyer and president of the Arab lawyers Union in the UK; Ms. Julie Ward, Member of European Parliament; Peter Mathews, Member of Parliament from Ireland; Christiane Perregaux, co-president of the Constituent Assembly of the Council of Geneva; Dr. Tahar Boumedra, former advisor to the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in Iraq and former chief of the Human Rights section of UNAMI; Ms. Sarah Chandler, Head of Human Rights Committee of the Law Society in England and Wales; Dr. Saleh Rajavi, NCRI representative in Switzerland and France, and Ashraf Al-Shabrawi, former member of the Egyptian parliament spoke at the meeting.

Prior to attending the conference at the UN Headquarters, Mrs Rajavi accompanied by a number of dignitaries from various countries visited a large exhibition held at Place des Nations outside the UN Headquarters and paid tribute to martyred Iranian political prisoners of the 1988 Massacre of Political Prisoners in Iran, and victims of massacres in Camp Ashraf, Syria, Iraq and Palestine.

The participants also honored the memory of Professor Kazem Rajavi, renowned human rights advocate and the representative of the National Council of Resistance of Iran who was murdered by the Iranian regime in Geneva on August 24, 1993.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
August 13, 2014