- Published on Saturday, 07 December 2013 12:21
NCRI - Iraqi prime minister Nouri al-Maliki is to blame for the Camp Ashraf massacre and either an 'idiot or a liar' for denying any knowledge of the seven hostages taken captive during the atrocity, a leading MEP told a conference in Brussels.
Struan Stevenson, chair of European Parliament Delegation for Relations with Iraq, also warned of another deadly attack on Iranian dissidents at Camp Liberty unless the west acted urgently to protect them.
- Published on Wednesday, 04 December 2013 14:27
Belgian lawmakers have called on their government to act urgently to free the seven hostages taken captive during the Camp Ashraf massacre and provide security for the 3,100 residents at Camp Liberty.
The Belgian Senate session, attended by Iranian resistance president-elect Maryam Rajavi, also condemned the US, EU and United Nations for failing to keep promises made to Iranian dissidents in Iraq.
- Published on Tuesday, 26 November 2013 20:15
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. families of thousands of Iranian dissidents, members of Iran's principal opposition movement, the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK), who reside in Camp Liberty, Iraq, have volunteered to join an indefinite hunger strike outside the White House beginning today.
- Published on Tuesday, 03 December 2013 12:57
By: Tom Ridge, Source: FoxNews
Whenever there’s a tragedy like the typhoon disaster in the Philippines, heroic efforts follow, as they should. But there has been little note of a heroic effort halfway around the world, in a small refugee encampment on the outskirts of Baghdad. But it deserves our attention – and some action.
For more than three months, hundreds of Iranian dissidents have been on a hunger strike in protest of the kidnapping of seven of their compatriots, six of them women, after the murder of more than 50 others in a brutal, unprovoked massacre by, or with the complicity of, the Iraqi security forces.
- Published on Monday, 25 November 2013 11:35
NCRI - The Iraqi terrorists who massacred 52 residents of Camp Ashraf, members of the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) on September 1 should be brought to justice, US Congressman has Bard Sherman demanded.
California Democrat Brad Sherman also urged the US to insist that Iraq restores 17,500 anti-blast T-walls to Camp Liberty to protect residents there from further attacks.
British bishops criticize UK government for failure to press Iraq over Iranian dissident killing abductions
- Published on Sunday, 01 December 2013 15:09
NCRI - The British Government has failed to put enough pressure on the Iraqi Prime Minister to answer the charge that Iraqi military forces are responsible for the deaths of 52 people at Camp Ashraf in September, the Bishop of Oxford, the Rt Revd John Pritchard has said this week.
In a letter sent to the Foreign Secretary, William Hague, on Monday, the Bishop, writing on behalf of a "considerable number of bishops", expresses "deep concern" about the response to the massacre and disappearance of seven former residents of the camp.
- Published on Saturday, 23 November 2013 17:29
On November 21, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) called for an investigation into the September 1, 2013 attack at Camp Ashraf by Iraqi forces during which 52 members of Iranian opposition, the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) were executed.
250 municipalities in Italian Cuneo Governorate called for the release of seven Camp Ashraf hostages
- Published on Saturday, 30 November 2013 19:54
The Governorate of Cuneo that governs 250 municipalities in Italy called on the Council of Ministers and the Foreign Minister of Italy to take urgent action for the release of seven Camp Ashraf hostages..
In a press release dated November 26, 2013 the Governmental Council of Cuneo wrote: "The tyrannical massacre in Camp Ashraf which unfolded on September 1 shocks any freedom-loving conscious. Iraqi security forces entered the camp and blatantly wanted to annihilate all 100 residents of Ashraf. They barbarically killed 52 of them and on that same day abducted seven residents and took them hostage, six women and one man. According to reports, they are detained in al-Harout prison in the Baghdad Airport area and there is a dire risk for them to be extradited to Iran where barbaric tortures and death awaits them."
- Published on Saturday, 23 November 2013 15:00
NCRI - Worsening living conditions in Camp Liberty are posing a serious health risk to residents a week after flooding and blockade of vital supplies and equipment by the Iraqi government.
Heavy rainfall severely damaged the camp's roads, drainage and trailer accommodation, with food rotting and sanitary equipment rendered useless.
Many injured or sick residents are now unable to travel across the camp due to sludge and water-logged roads remaining unusable on foot or in vehicles.
Liberty's over3,000 Iranian dissidents have been making repeated requests for a year for Iraqi contractors to repair the drainage system and make-shift roads at their own expense, but their demands have been ignored by prime minister Nouri al-Maliki's agents.
Iraqi officials are also barring the entry into the camp of many essential goods needed by residents, including pipes, hoses, water pumps, sealants for sealing the trailers, and even waterproof clothing to enter the camp.
- Published on Saturday, 30 November 2013 16:58
Iraqi citizens protesting at the repressive policies of prime minister Nouri al-Maliki's expressed their support on Friday for the Camp Liberty hunger strikers and demanded the seven hostages taken captive during the Camp Ashraf massacre.
Demonstrators held banners reading: 'Enough of silence and inaction!' '90 days since the start of the hunger strike in Camp Liberty, they have reached a point of no return'.
Others said, 'Those arrested in Iraq and the camp hostages were taken with the same goal. We demand their freedom'.
Iraqi forces under al-Maliki's control attacked Camp Ashraf on September 1 and executed 52 members of the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK). Many were killed while handcuffed.
- Published on Friday, 22 November 2013 12:04
Members of Congress and former diplomats Thursday invoked John F. Kennedy, the civil rights movement and Thanksgiving as they called on President Obama to keep America’s promise to protect Iranian dissidents languishing in an Iraqi refugee camp, The Washington Times reported on Thursday.
“This is a humanitarian crisis that calls out for resolution,” Marc Ginsberg, U.S. ambassador to Morocco under President Bill Clinton, told Iranian-Americans gathered at the Cannon House Office Building.
- Published on Friday, 29 November 2013 12:44
NCRI - Judges from across the Arab world have called for the US and United Nations to act urgently to ensure the release of the seven Iranian dissidents taken hostage during the Camp Ashraf massacre on September 1.
The Committee of Iraqi Judges in Defense of Human Rights, composed of around 150 judges from Arab countries, stressed that the hostages had a right to protection as asylum seekers and Protected Persons under the Fourth Geneva Convention.
- Published on Wednesday, 20 November 2013 22:57
Following the heavy rainfall last night in Iraq, flood covered the entire of Camp Liberty. Water has accumulated many of the sections reaching up to half a meter in some parts.
No one can go around the camp and transportation has stopped completely. This has caused great problems for the residents at the camp.