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European Parliament group condemns missile attack on Camp Liberty

Press release

29 October 2015

European Parliament ‘Friends of a Free Iran’ condemns missile attack against Iranian refugees in Camp Liberty

At 7:40 pm local time Thursday 29 October 2015, Camp Liberty where over 2000 Iranian refugees reside near Baghdad came under severe missile attack.

According to preliminary reports, over 80 missiles of different kinds have hit the Camp leaving many dead and wounded among the defenceless residents.

Many of the residential trailers are on fire and electricity and communications are cut off and reports about the casualties are still coming in. Residents are attempting to put out the fires with whatever they have available.

Friends of a Free Iran in European Parliament which consists of large number of MEPs from various political groups, strongly condemns this ruthless attack and killing of refugees who are all Protected Persons under the terms of the Geneva conventions.

It calls on United States and United Nations to intervene immediately to help the injured and prevent further loss of lives.

The European Union High Representative, United Nations and United States must immediately condemn this brutal attack and demand from Iraq to bring those responsible for the massacre of innocent refugees to justice.

Gérard Deprez, MEP
Chair of Friends of a Free Iran in European Parliament

Friends of a Free Iran (FoFI) is an informal group in the European Parliament which was formed in 2003 and enjoys the active support of many MEPs from various political groups