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The World Medical Association has expressed its extreme concern about "worrying health conditions" of the Iranian dissidents in Camp Liberty, Iraq, and has called on Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to take immediate action to ensure the camp’s residents full access to adequate health care facilities.
The Paris based WMA which is in official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO) and was founded in 1947 endeavors to achieve the highest international standards in preserving medical ethics, and health care for all people in the world.
Entry of gasoline to Camp Liberty is prevented for the fourth straight week
NCRI - On Wednesday, November 5, the Iraqi forces at Camp Liberty obstructed the transfer of four Iranians patients to the hospital in Baghdad.
Two of these patients are among the 53 who have been waiting for months for their eye surgery, but each time the Iraqi forces have prevented their trip to Baghdad.
NCRI - A group of 36 members of Iraq’s Council of Representatives have called on the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to ‘firmly call’ on the Government of Iraq to remove the siege on Camp Liberty that houses Iranian opposition members in Iraq.
The Iraqi lawmakers said the “presence of members of Iranian opposition in Iraq is completely legal; these people entered Iraq in 1986 lawfully by full agreement of the Iraqi government in place at that time”.
U.S. Senator John McCain sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday to raise concerns about Iranian opposition members in Camp Liberty, Iraq, whose lives are increasingly at risk as the security situation in Iraq, particularly in Baghdad, continues to deteriorate.
Iraqi parliamentarian Hassan Khozair Shoyred from the al-Watania Coalition stated that Camp Liberty residents have the right of access to food, medicine and secure lodging and that their patients need to receive normal treatment in the hospitals. He emphasized that the residents’ human rights need to be guaranteed.
According to the Aswat al-Hurra Website, Shoyred added: “Our position in the al-Watania faction headed by Dr. Ayad Allawi that the human rights of camp’s residents have to be respected has been lucid from day one.” He stated that the international covenants rule the relation between Camp Liberty residents and the Iraqi government and as such, the residents of this camp have to be treated according to these laws.
Statement issued today by The Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe:
"The Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe once again draws the attention of the international community to the situation of Iranian refugees in Camp Liberty (Iraq).