- Published on Thursday, 27 February 2014 14:39
NCRI - The 3,000 Iranian dissidents residents of Camp Liberty in Iraq under daily threat of attack should be urgently moved to safe countries, former United Nations human rights envoy in Iraq Taher Boumedra has demanded.
He also accused the UN of covering up the prison-like conditions of the camp near Baghdad airport, where Iranian dissidents are denied access to basic medical services and water and subjected to daily abuse by their Iraqi guards.
- Published on Sunday, 23 February 2014 12:54
NCRI - An Iraqi MP has expressed his outrage at the silence of the United Nations and United States over the massacre of 52 Camp Ashraf residents and the capture of seven hostages in September last year.
Talal al-Zubaei condemned the secret burial of the 52 victims, members of Iranian opposition the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI /MEK) by the Iraqi government, which he branded a 'heinous act that is contrary to all legal, moral, humanitarian, Islamic and Arabic standards'.
- Published on Saturday, 01 February 2014 23:47
NCRI - The committee in the Iraqi Prime Ministry tasked with suppression of Iranians in Camp Liberty is stonewalling the drainage of black water tanks in Camp Liberty since January 9 to intensify the pressures and to psychologically and physically torture camp’s residents.
Major Ahmed Khozair, an element of the Iraqi Prime Ministry and one of the perpetrators of massacres of Camp Ashraf residents in the years of 2009, 2011 and 2013 is responsible for implementing the suppressive measure.
- Published on Sunday, 16 February 2014 10:47
Press Release by Alejo Vidal-Quadras, Vice President of the European Parliament:
15 February 2014
Secret burial of September 1 victims
A human tragedy, blatant violation of international conventions, a consequence of inaction by U.S., EU, and UN and strong proof of Iraqi Government’s complicity with the Iranian regime
- Published on Saturday, 01 February 2014 23:21
NCRI - The United Nations must urge Iraq to release the seven Camp Ashraf hostages and provide immediate protection for the imperilled residents of Camp Liberty, 44 Iraqi MPs have demanded.
The politicians made the call in a strongly-worded letter this week to the United Nations Secretary-General, the High Commissioner for Refugees, and the High Commissioner for Human Rights.
- Published on Friday, 14 February 2014 11:08
Press Release by office of Struan Stevenson MEP, President of the European Parliament's Delegation for Relations with Iraq:
The sudden announcement by the Government of Iraq that they have secretly buried the bodies of the 52 refugees slaughtered by Iraqi Forces on 1st September last year is a further disgusting outrage. This is a criminal and cowardly act reminiscent of Nazi atrocities. Iraqi military SWAT teams brutally murdered 52 men and women, handcuffing many and summarily executing them in Camp Ashraf.
- Published on Thursday, 30 January 2014 10:41
Source: Website of Jarosław Wałęsa*, Member of European Parliament from Poland
From January to December 2013, at least 660 prisoners were executed in Iran, with 430 of them put to death after the charade of the June 14 election - however many executions carried out inside prisons go unreported. The executions in 2013 included: 25 women, two men aged 20 and 23 were executed for stealing the equivalent of 35 euros. three teenagers who were 12, 15 and 17 years-old at the time of their arrests, a 28-year-old whose bleeding body was hanged after he had committed suicide, a 23-year-old in Zahedan who had already died a few hours earlier of a heart attack, a woman named as 34-year-old Geitei Marami, whose body was still bleeding due to 100 lashes she received prior to her execution and the execution of a prisoner who was found to be still alive in the mortuary after his hanging.
- Published on Thursday, 13 February 2014 13:14
The Government of Iraq clandestinely buried the bodies of 52 martyrs of September 1, 2013 attack on Camp Ashraf to whitewash and cover up its complicity in the mass murder of unarmed Iranian dissidents
We learned with utter disappointment that the bodies of 52 victims of September 1, 2013 attack on Camp Ashraf were clandestinely buried. This secret burial without the presence of family members or even the UN representative who officially witnessed and signed documents so that the bodies could be transferred to a morgue in Baquba until an independent investigation is carried out, speaks volume in the Iraqi government’s complicity in this crime against humanity and its attempts to whitewash and cover up. This despicable act resembles the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in the summer of 1988 by Khomeini and nightly burial in mass of the victims without informing their families.
Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki tries to eradicate all evidence of crime against humanity by mass burial of the victims at a time when an international consensus from both sides of the Atlantic has emerged in holding Iraqi government accountable for this crime. It is clear, as the Spanish court said in its investigationو Faleh Fayyaz, Iraq’s National Security Adviser is responsible for massive human rights abuses in Camps Ashraf and Liberty including massacres of residents, missile attacks, prevention of medical care and food.
The recent revelation necessitates an international impartial investigation by the International Criminal Court on the Ashraf massacre, mass execution and hostage taking.
Families of the martyrs of September 1st attack filed complaints in Iraqi judiciary to prosecute perpetrators of this crime and to get the bodies of their loved ones back in October. They repeated their request in more than 75 letters. Their lawyers and legal representatives had more than five dozens interventions to get the bodies back without success.
Maliki, fearful of the consequences of crime against humanity and to pave the ground for further attacks, tries to remove all evidence that any impartial investigation will undoubtedly point to him and his boss in Tehran Khamenei as the culprits in this crime.
Hon. David Kilgour, JD
- Published on Saturday, 18 January 2014 23:03
Several Kurdish associations in the defense of Human Rights called on the United Nations Secretary General to protect Iranian dissidents in Camp Liberty, Iraq and to work for the release of seven Camp Ashraf hostages.
The Association of Civil Society Organizations in Iraqi Kurdistan wrote on January 15: "Due to Iranian meddling in Iraq, many Iranian dissidents refugees in Iraq have been the target of deadly attacks by Nouri Maliki government which has close ties with Tehran. Dozens have been killed and hundreds were injured, especially during the brutal massacre of September 1, 2013, during which 52 people were killed and seven others abducted."
- Published on Tuesday, 04 February 2014 14:28
The United States has a 'moral responsibility' to keep its promise to protect the endangered residents of Camp Liberty in Iraq, Colonel Tom Cantwell has told the US Senate.
He told the Senate: "As a direct result of their cooperation with the United States government, the 3,000 people who are now interned at the ironically named Camp Liberty are there because they cooperated with us, we promised to protect them.
- Published on Friday, 17 January 2014 10:42
Residents of camp Liberty must be given urgent protection from attempts by Iran and its puppet government in Iraq to 'annihilate them', the EP's vice-president has told the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon.
Alejo Vidal-Quadras told the UN leader while visiting Iraq that Iranian dissidents in Iraq were in 'grave danger' of further attacks sponsored by the mullahs in Tehran.
- Published on Monday, 03 February 2014 19:55
NCRI - The United States must keep its promise to protect the residents of Camp Liberty before they can be transferred to safe havens outside Iraq, former Governor Howard Dean has told a meeting at the US Senate.
Mr Dean also condemned Iran's terrorist meddling in the Middle East and accused the US of sacrificing Liberty residents to keep Iran at the nuclear arms negotiating table.
- Published on Tuesday, 14 January 2014 21:40
By Rudy Giuliani* Source: Roll Call
When Americans say we are going to do something, we do it. When we make a promise, we keep it. Our word is our bond.
Sadly, that is not the case right now regarding a group of Iranian dissidents in Iraq who are living in an extermination camp under constant threat of attack. Indeed, not only has the U.S. failed to keep its word regarding the dissidents’ safety, but so has the United Nations.