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PACE expresses concern over Iranians in Camp Liberty, Iraq

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).

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Iraqi TV reports on Iranian refugees sufferings in Camp Liberty

Al-Tagheer TV, September 27, 2014
Iranian political refugees are living in a prison-like camp in Iraq where they have been placed under siege since two years ago when they arrived there [from Camp Ashraf]. This is the situation of members of the Iranian Resistance in Camp Liberty located near Baghdad Airport that is home to over 2,000 people.

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Geneva conference reminds new Iraqi government responsibilities toward Camp Liberty Iranians

Statement by: NGOs International Educational Development, Nonviolent Radical Party, Transnational and Transparty and Women’s Human Rights International Association (WHRIA):

On Thursday, September 18, in a conference in the margins of the current Human Rights Council in Geneva, political figures, representatives of international organizations and the Swiss parliament called the sanctions and restrictions imposed on Iranian refugees in Camp Liberty illegal as illegal and inhumane. They warned of the dangerous consequences of these sanctions and restrictions and called on the United States, the United Nations, and the Government of Iraq to respect their commitments vis-à-vis the refugees in Camp Liberty.

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General Phillips: U.S. has not fulfilled promises of protection made to Camp Liberty Iranians

Speech by General David Phillips at a conference entitled "Middle East in Crisis: Challenges & opportunities, the Iranian Threat" held in Washington D.C. on August 30, 2014, on the occasion of the first anniversary of the massacre of 52 members of the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) on September 1, 2013 by Iraqi forces under the command of Nouri al-Maliki:

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British MEP: UN must now investigate massacre Iranian MEK in Camp Ashraf

A British MEP has expressed her disappointment that a year after Camp Ashraf massacre, the UN has still not conducted any investigation that could bring those involved to justice.

Julie Ward also told a conference in Paris on September 1 that the Iranian Resistance under the leadership of Maryam Rajavi was the best hope for establishing a fair and democratic society in Iran.

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Ex UNAMI Chief: UN must hold Iraq responsible for abuses at Iranian camp

NCRI - The United Nations must hold the government of Iraq responsible for the blockade of vital supplies into Camp Liberty, and protect the residents until they can be moved to safety, former UN Secretary General Special Representative for Iraq has demanded.

Adrianus Melkert also told a conference in Paris on September 1 that the EU and US must urgently break the deadlock that is holding Camp Liberty Iranian residents 'hostage' at the camp near Baghdad airport.

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