Camp Liberty-No.13
On the afternoon of Saturday, February 25, near the residents’ sleeping trailers at Liberty, several snakes and vipers were seen, two of them captured by the residents (3 Photos are attached). This is due to the non-livable conditions of this abandoned location and the catastrophic infrastructures at the camp whose readiness and compliance with humanitarian standards were certified at the end of January by Mr. Martin Kobler and his shelter building technician. Meanwhile, the daily walk-through of armed Iraqi forces in the small residential areas of residents continues for 30 to 50 times a day.

Pictures of these snakes tarnish the so-called golden image of liberty and as Alan Dershowitz said two days ago at a conference in Washington, D.C., it leaves behind nothing but a scandal. The world’s most prominent criminal lawyer added:

... As you are no doubt aware, after being informed of your recommendations and assurances, Ashraf residents agreed to relocate the first group of 397 residents to Camp Liberty.

However, reports from Camp Liberty indicate that the Camp and its infrastructure fail to meet the minimum human rights standards. Apart from the unacceptable facilities and infrastructure, there is a lack of freedom of movement and of access to lawyers, journalists, and visitors. The on-site presence of armed Iraqi forces indicates that the minimum assurances of protection against harassment promised by the UN and US are not being met.

This is a critical time for the Camp Ashraf residents. We write to urge you use your good offices to ensure that;

HUFF POST - David Amess  24 February 2012

A letter signed by 110 cross-party MPs and Peers was on Thursday delivered to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in Lancaster House urging him to ensure United Nations protection for 3,400 Iranian dissidents in Camp Ashraf, Iraq.

The letter which was supported by senior Parliamentarians including Former Home Secretary Lord Waddington QC, former Labour Party chairman Lord Clarke of Hampstead, former House of Commons Speaker Baroness Boothroyd, LibDem deputy leader Lord Dholakia, Lord Carlile of Berriew QC (former independent reviewer of terrorism legislation), former Lord Advocate for Scotland Lord Fraser of Carmyllie QC, Sir Roger Gale MP, Stephen McCabe MP, Brian Binley MP, and Sir Bob Russell MP.

Scotsman - By Lord Fraser Friday 24 February 2012
THE announcement by the Iranian regime that its nuclear programme is advancing should sound loud alarms as the time for decisions on the Iranian nuclear crisis grows ever closer. Yet, Barack Obama’s US administration continues to lag in responding while seemingly banking on sanctions to bring the ayatollahs around.

But what if sanctions do not succeed? Should the world accept a nuclear armed Iran? Let’s start with basics.

BuffaloNews.com - By Patrick Kennedy  February 22, 2012

As the crisis between the West and Iran escalates, one thing seems clear: The U.S. and its allies are running out of leverage to change the regime's behavior. Twenty-plus years of sanctions have done nothing to stymie the regime's race to a nuclear weapon.

The latest round - a European Union boycott of Iranian crude oil - looks like a repeat of a familiar cycle in which the regime, under economic pressure, pledges to "talk" with nuclear monitors while their nuclear-weapons campaign continues unabated. Threats of a violent confrontation have mostly served to let the regime whip up nationalism and anti-American and anti-Israeli sentiment, driving even moderate Iranians to lock arms.

Statement by the Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
Minimum assurances for PMOI members at Camp Liberty

Considering:

- legal entry of Ashraf residents, members of People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI), to Iraq in 1986 and their right to residence and asylum according to Iraq laws prior to 2002 (article 34 of the 1970 constitution / article 1 of amendment to political asylum law of 1971 / the 1978 law of foreigner residence and its subsequent revisions in 2000 and 2002);

Last Sunday the big family of the Iranian resistance lost one of its pillars. Lord Robin Corbett, chairman of the all-party British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom and Chair of the Labour peers' group in the House
On behalf my colleagues in the International Committee In Search of Justice (ISJ) and Friends of a Free Iran intergroup in the European Parliament, I would like to express our condolences to Lord Corbett’s wife Val and his children, to Mrs Maryam Rajavi and to millions of Iranians inside and outside Iran, who are now mourning the loss of one of their most noble and beloved friends.

21 February 2012
Hon. Ban Ki-moon UN Secretary General
United Nations
New York USA

Hon. Ban Ki-moon,

On behalf of the International Committee of Jurists in Defence of Ashraf (ICJDA), comprised of 8500 jurists in both sides of Atlantic, and on behalf of the lawyers for Camp Ashraf residents, I am writing to you to express my objection to the treatment of 400 Ashraf residents during their transfer to and while at Camp Liberty.

Liberty-no. 10

On Tuesday, February 2, Ashraf residents who have gone to Camp Liberty, were only able to transfer about 15 percent of their needed water with a tanker from 12 Kilometers away.
 
None of the residents was able to take a shower or to even to wash his socks. Toilets lacked water in many hours of the day.

HUFF POST - By Allan Gerson  22 Feb, 2012
In 1932, the eminent theologian Reinhold Niebuhr wrote "Moral Man and Immoral Society" warning of the tendency of institutions to lose their sense of humanity. How better to explain today's actions of the US State Department in toying with the lives and hopes of over 3000 Iranian dissidents being "voluntarily" relocated from Camp Ashraf , a small city 40 miles north of Baghdad, where they have lived for the last 25 years? From there they are being moved to a small isolated section of Camp Liberty, an abandoned American base, looted by the Iraqis, with no basic amenities and under the watchful eyes of Iraqi police who have viciously attacked them before.