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Amnesty International - Index: MDE 14/047/2011 Iraq Date: 22 December 2011

Between 400 and 800 Iranian nationals living in a camp in Iraq could be transferred to a new location at the end of this year. Their security could be at risk while they are being moved. Amnesty International is calling on the Iraqi authorities to ensure their protection.

Camp New Iraq, formerly known as Camp Ashraf, situated 60 kilometres north of Baghdad, is home to some 3,250 Iranian asylum-seekers who have lived in Iraq for some 25 years. They are associated with the Iranian opposition group, the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI). The camp has been attacked several times by Iraqi security forces, most recently in April 2011, causing the deaths of dozens of residents and injuries to others.

International community’s consensus in condemning the systematic and savage violation of human rights in Iran obliges the international community to refer the file to the UN Security Council, discard the inhumane regime and enforce comprehensive sanctions against it, Mrs Rajavi stated.

NCRI - Welcoming the 58th resolution passed by the Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly to condemn human rights violations in Iran, Mrs Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, stated although this resolution mentions more aspects of the Iranian regime’s crimes compared with those in previous years, it is still insufficient and does not present the true picture of the horrifying crimes committed by the mullahs against Iranian people. However, it illustrates the international community’s abhorrence against the religious fascism ruling Iran and requires the whole world family to discard this regime more than ever.

On Tuesday October 11, three prisoners were hanged in Qezelhesar prison by the hangmen of the mullahs' regime. The prisoners are: Taghi Ghahramani 40 years old , Baba Ali Akherati 50 years old, and a third prisoner by the name of Latif.

Taghi Ghahramani is one of the prisoners who were transferred to solidarity confinement cell in Gohardasht prison in Karaj after the bloody protests in Qezelhesar. The executions were carried out on Tuesday October 11, 2011.

Call for comprehensive sanctions including oil sanctions against the regime

The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) welcomes EU sanctions against 29 Iranian regime's officials involved in systematic violations of human rights in Iran.

The NCRI called on the European Union, the United States, the United Nations and UN Security Council to adopt comprehensive sanctions, particularly oil sanctions against the clerical regime and its leaders.

Due to prevention of medical care by the Iranian regime, Kobra Amir-Khizi, a political prisoner and a relative of Ashraf residents, is on the verge of losing her eyesight.

Kobra Amir-Khizi, who was arrested during Iranian national uprising in charge of having a sister and two children in Ashraf, is imprisoned in Evin prison.

She has serious eye injury due to torture and pressure by the executioners of the Iranian regime and according to doctors she will loose her eye sight completely if she is not treated.

Prisoners have been transferred to death row wards

The Iranian Resistance warns about the planned execution of hundreds of prisoners in Qezel Hessar and Gohardasht prisons. Clerical regime is preparing to execute a number of political prisoners as ordinary convicts.

According to credible reports, over 300 prisoners have been condemned to death in mid-September at Qezel Hessar prison. Among them are political prisoners and those arrested during the period of uprisings. One-hundred-twenty of them are prisoners who staged a protest and revolted against the execution of a prisoner on 15 March 2011. All prisoners condemned to death have been transferred to Ward Two of Qezel Hessar prison which is allocated to prisoners on the death row. Protests by prisoners were faced with added pressures from the henchmen.

State-run ISNA news agency, reported on October 3 that 7 individuals who were detained in cities of Abadeh, Neyriz, Kazeroun, Bovanat and Shiraz were executed in Shiraz after their verdicts were reviewed, confirmed and reissued by the General Prosecutor.

In another occasion, Mullah Jafari, regime’s prosecutor in Sari in northern Iran, refrained from revealing the name of the victim that was hanged in that city.

During recent days, seven prisoners were hanged in prisons of Shahr Kord, Zabol, Qom and Varamin amounting to 62 executions in Iran in September. Twenty-three of them were executed on September 18 (22 in Gohardasht and Evin prisons and 1 in Ghazvin). At least 38 more prisoners have been executed secretly bringing the number of executions in September to 100. Among those executed were a 17 year old juvenile and two teens at ages of 19 and 20 who were under 18 at the time of their alleged offence.

These aggressions are carried out under Maliki’s approval 

 The Iranian Resistance strongly condemns the continuous artillery shelling and aggressions of the IRGC and terrorist Quds Force against Iraqi Kurdistan, which in recent days have resulted in the killing and injury of many inhabitants of the border region, displacing hundreds of families, burning numerous farms and harvests and the eradication of their livestock.

The European Union froze the assets of an Iranian regime's terrorist Qods Force as part of broader sanctions against Syria, for its role in the Syrian regime’s deadly crackdown on protesters.

The EU added the Quds Force  along with four Syrian entities and 15 people to the bloc’s list of those targeted by an asset freeze and travel ban.