NCRI – Iranian political prisoner Ali Moezi has sent a message from Iran’s notorious Central Karaj Prison in commemoration of the second anniversary of the massacre of members of Iran’s main opposition group People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran, PMOI (Mujahedin-e Khalq, MEK), in Camp Ashraf by agents of the Iraqi government at the behest of the regime in Iran.
Mr. Moezi hailed the “heroic perseverance” of the final group of Camp Ashraf residents who were martyred in the attack. He said they “propagated the value of perseverance and made Ashraf immortal.”
NCRI - Dr. Masumeh Bolurchi vividly remembers that bitter day 24 months ago. She was up early preparing for another day in Paris to mobilize the Iranian expatriate community to rally behind the organized opposition for democratic change when at 6.00am the phone rang and she heard the words that no mother should ever have to hear.
Through a somber chord trying to mutter out the words with difficulty, another lady official of the Resistance told her that Masumeh’s only son Rahman, a young and aspiring member of the Resistance working in a refugee camp in Iraq, had been handcuffed and shot in the head, execution-style by Iranian-sponsored militias.
By Col. Wesley Martin
Two years ago, across thousands of miles, goodbyes had to be said to fifty-two very special friends. Having worked with the residents of Camp Ashraf [members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI or MEK)] while serving both as senior operations officer for Task Force 134 (Detention Operations) and later as Base Commander of Camp Ashraf, I was fortunate to work with some of the finest people I have ever known. Two people who will always stand out in my memory are Zohreh Ghaemi and Hossein Madani. Respect for Zohreh’s leadership was reflected by all Americans who admiringly called her Commander Zohreh. Even though she had no authority over the American soldiers, she had earned their respect.
NCRI - Tuesday marks the second anniversary of the Camp Ashraf massacre. Fifty two unarmed and defenseless Iranian dissidents, all members of Iran’s main opposition group, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran, PMOI (Mujahedin-e Khalq, MEK), were slaughtered and another group of seven, including six women, were abducted by Iraqi forces at the behest of the regime in Iran.
NCRI - United Nations institutions have a moral and legal obligation to protect members of the main Iranian opposition group facing persecution in Iraq, a senior member of the UN Human Rights Council’s advisory board has said. Several thousand members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran, PMOI (Mujahedin-e Khalq, MEK), in Camp Liberty, near Baghdad, are facing a siege by Iraq’s government at the behest of the Iranian regime.
Professor Jean Ziegler, member of the Human Rights Council Advisory Committee, welcomed the August 5 public statement by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein denouncing executions in Iran.
NCRI - Watch a short video report about the passing away of Mohammad Hadi Taali, a member of Iran's principle opposition group, the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran, PMOI (Mujahedin-e Khalq, MEK).
While at Camp Liberty, in Iraq, Mr. Taali was diagnosed with lung cancer, and doctors in Baghdad advised that he be transferred to Europe or the Iraqi city of Erbil for treatment. But the Iraqi government at the time prevented his temporary transfer to Erbil, and his condition deteriorated due to delays in his treatment caused by the Iraqi government's inhumane medical blockade on Camp Liberty.
The Obama administration is staying quiet as the Iranian regime has increased pressure on thousands of Iranian political dissidents taking refuge in Camp Liberty in Iraq, write U.S. Colonels. Wesley Martin (ret.), Leo McCloskey (ret.) and Thomas Cantwell (ret.). The several thousand members of the main Iranian opposition group People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran, PMOI (Mujahedin-e Khalq, MEK) residing in Camp Liberty have been subjected to "frequent blockades by the Iraqi government and deprived of the most vital life-support needs."
NCRI - The chairman of the foreign affairs committee of Iraq’s Parliament has said that several thousand members of the main Iranian opposition group People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran, PMOI (Mujahedin-e-Khalq, MEK), in Camp Liberty, Baghdad, should be treated in accordance with international law, the Palestinian website Donya al-Watan has said in report. The following is the full text of the report:
Donya al-Watan website - July 26, 2015
NCRI - Tuesday marks the 6th anniversary of the Nuri Maliki-led Iraqi government's massacre at Camp Ashraf which left 11 members of the main Iranian opposition group People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran, PMOI (Mujahedin-e Khalq, MEK), killed and nearly 500 wounded, and a further 36 camp residents taken hostage.
On July 28-29, 2009, the Iraqi Army under the direct order of Iraqi dictator Nuri al-Maliki attacked the unarmed and defenseless Camp Ashraf residents.
The unprovoked attack on the group of refugees drew widespread condemnation from international lawmakers, human rights organizations and religious personalities.