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US must honor its pledges to protect Iranians in Liberty, former UN ambassador demands

The US should honor its promise to protect defenseless Iranians in Camp Liberty, and ensure that the new Iraqi government prevents any further aggressions against them, a former Untied Nations ambassador has demanded.

Ken Blackwell was speaking ahead of the first anniversary of the massacre of 52 members of the Iranian Resistance in Camp Liberty on September 1, 2013.

He described the tragedy as 'one of the worst examples of America's failure to protect' in recent history.


UN, EU and US must press Iraq to end callous siege against Iranians in Camp Liberty

27 August 2014 - The blockade of Iranian refugees in Camp Liberty near Baghdad continues. The 2,800 refugees, including 800 women, are now completely out of fuel. Generators have shut down. Water pumps are unable to work. Food stored in the refrigerators is now spoiling. Blackwater tanks are overflowing due to the Iraqi government preventing sewage from being removed from the camp.


Iranians in Canada demand investigation into Camp Ashraf massacre

NCRI - Iranians in Canada have staged protests outside the US consulate and embassy in Toronto and Ottawa to demand a full investigation into the September 1, 2013, massacre of Iranian opposition members at Camp Ashraf by Nouri al-Maliki's forces at the behest of the Iranian regime.

The protesters called on the US and the United Nations to honor their promise to station blue helmet troops at Camp Liberty to protect the residents who have come under repeated attacks by Iraqi forces.


ISJ condemns Iraqi Government’s inhuman food and water blockade to Camp Liberty residents

Call on U.S. Government and the UN to uphold their responsibilities and prevent another humanitarian tragedy in Iraq
ISJ, 27 August 2014, Madrid - Some 2800 Iranian refugees, including 800 women, are held under unbearable conditions in Camp Liberty near Baghdad airport. It has been more than two weeks now that the Iraqi government is preventing fuel to enter the camp.


Put Maliki on trial for Camp Ashraf massacre of Iranian PMOI (MEK) members, British human rights lawyer demands

NCRI - The Iraqi authorities involved in the massacre of Iranian opposition members in Camp Ashraf must be put on trial, a leading British human rights lawyer has demanded.

Sara Chandler, chairwoman of the UK law society human rights committee, also questioned whether the international community should tolerate the Iraqi authorities providing protection for the remaining refugees now resident at Camp Liberty, near Baghdad airport.


MEPs call for action to end deadly siege on Iranian refugees in Camp Liberty, Iraq

Press release by European Parliament - Friends of a Free Iran
From Tuesday 12 August 2014, the Iraqi forces stationed outside Camp Liberty near Baghdad airport are preventing fuel entry to the camp where some 2800 defenceless refugees, including 800 women, members of the Iranian opposition PMOI, are being held in prison like conditions.


UN's Jean Ziegler calls for deployment of Blue Helmets to protect Iranians in Camp Liberty, Iraq

NCRI - Mr. Jean Ziegler, member of the Advisory Committee of the UN Human Rights Council has called on the United Nation to station Blue Helmets to protect Iranian refugees in Camp Liberty who are facing danger in Iraq.

Mr. Ziegler told the Swiss TV channel Leman Blue on Wednesday: "We in the United Nations Advisory Committee of the UN Human Rights Council have two demand: Firstly, we want the United Nations to launch a credible international investigation into the massacre in Camp Ashraf which left tens killed. Secondly we demand that the UN Blue Helmets provide protection for the residents of Camp Liberty whose life are in danger daily.


Iraq: Maliki's agents continue preventing fuel delivery to Iranians refugees in Camp Liberty

For twelfth consecutive day, Maliki’s agents are preventing fuel from getting to Camp Liberty

Depriving residents of food, medicine and fuel are blatant examples of war crime and crime against humanity

NCRI - It is now two weeks that at the behest of the mullahs’ regime, Maliki’s agents are implementing a new round of pressures and sanctions against Camp Liberty residents. Preventing entry of fuel, food, medicine and free access to medical services are among these measures.


UNHCR: Conflict in Iraq continues to affect residents of the Camp liberty

Statement published on August 5, 2014, by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Iranian refugees in Camp Liberty, Iraq:

In light of the current situation, UNHCR urgently renews its calls upon governments of other countries to admit residents and to find ways to offer long term solutions to all. If long term solutions cannot be made available immediately, the urgent need to relocate the residents would justify an extradordinary evacuation to a temporary platform from where they could be permanently relocated to a third country.


Iranians 1205th day protest in Geneva calls for protection of Camp Liberty

Iranians in Geneva continued their protest for 1205 day in Geneva as a part of international protest calling for protection of Iranian political refugees in Camp Liberty, Iraq, and freedom of seven Camp Ashraf residents taken hostage by Iraqi forces.

The protesters called on the United Nations act to protect the Iranian dissidents in Camp Liberty, who have been target attacks.


Iranians in Canada honor Camp Ashraf massacre victims and demand security for the camp

Iranians in Canada have staged a protest outside the US embassy to mark the the fifth anniversary of deadly attack on refugees in Camp Ashraf by Iraqi forces in 2009 that killed 11 and injured more than 400.

Demonstrators outside the embassy in the capital Ottawa paid their respects to the victims and laid a wreath on a portrait of the eleven men who were killed in the outrage.


UN expert demands investigation into massacre of Iranian MEK members in Iraq

NCRI - A full investigation must be carried out into the September 1, 2013, massacre of 52 members of the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) at Camp Ashraf, and the abduction of seven residents, a leading member of Advisory Committee of the UN Human Rights Council has demanded.

Jean Ziegler, Deputy of the Advisory Committee of the UN Human Rights Council, told a conference in Geneva: "On 9 December, 2013, six United Nations special procedures mandate holders including myself issued a press release and appeal demanding an investigation of the massacres of the 52 residents of camp Ashraf and enforced disappearance of of 7 residents."


Senate briefing condemns Iranian regime destructive role in Iraq

At a senate briefing at Capitol Hill, entitled "Tumult in Iraq: Maliki's Role and Iran's Nefarious Influence," several senior former officials and a U.S. senator strongly condemned the Iranian regime's destructive role in Iraq.

Armed Services and Appropriation committees member Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO), former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge, former Democratic National Committee Chair and Vermont Governor Howard Dean, former State Department Policy Planning director Ambassador Mitchell Reiss, prominent author and Middle East expert Dr. Walid Phares, and former Senior Antiterrorism/Force Protection Officer, Coalition Forces - Iraq, Retired Col. Wes Martin spoke at the briefing.