PARIS, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire
In a letter to the U.S. Secretary of State on her visit to Paris to attend the international conference on the Syrian crisis, the French Committee for a Democratic Iran (CFID) urged Secretary Hillary Clinton to intervene personally to ensure the rights of Iranian dissidents in Camp Ashraf and Camp Liberty in Iraq, who are members of the main Iranian resistance movement, the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK).
PUBLIC SERVICE EUROPE - By: Ryszard Czarnecki MEP 18 April 2012
Today their focus may be on Afghanistan but US secretary of state Hillary Clinton and the rest of the international community should not forget their pledges to the Iranian dissidents in Iraq's Camp Ashraf, writes Polish MEP
When United States secretary of state Hillary Clinton and all the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation foreign and defence ministers convene in Brussels today, one issue will top their agenda: the tumultuous, fragile situation in Afghanistan. The deadline for withdrawal from the country is fast approaching, yet the enigma of finding a lasting solution has become even more perplexing.
While Liberty has no facilities for the disabled and injured, the transfer of specialized accessible vehicles and special trailers that they have been used to for many years was prevented
This is a violation of several international treaties and is considered a crime against humanity and against the international community
At 6:00 AM, Monday April 16, the fourth group of Ashraf residents was transferred to Liberty after 11.5 hours of offensive and humiliating inspection with unprecedented restrictions. The inspection of this group's belongings had started days before. The Iraqi government, in addition to preventing the transfer of necessary equipment, in a cruel and inhuman act, prevented the transfer of basic necessities for the disabled and injured whose bodies are mostly paralyzed and can not in anyway walk and are using wheelchairs.
The fourth group of Ashraf residents arrived in Liberty on Monday afternoon amidst Iraqi government severe and inhuman limitations. While the inspection of people boarding buses started on Sunday 6 pm, they arrived at Liberty at Monday 2 pm.
Eleven and a half hours degrading and annoying inspection in Ashraf and several hours of waiting for inspection in Liberty, increased the time of travel for this stretch of one hundred kilometers to 20 hours. Consequently, a number of people in the group including three women suffered heatstroke and two of them were taken to hospital. Inspection of the residents' property had already lasted for 5 days.
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Simultaneous with transfer of Ashraf residents to Camp Liberty, the mullahs' Ministry of Security and Intelligence (MOIS) intends to transfer its agents , who have been engaged in psychological torture of Ashraf residents for the past 26 months, to Camp Liberty. The mullahs' embassy in Baghdad has obtained the agreement of the Government of Iraq for stationing these agents at Liberty.
They are the same agents, who under the guise of families of Ashraf residents have been present in front of Ashraf since February 2009 incessantly and have been replaced by other agents in rotation.
At 11:30 am on April 8, during the inspection of belongings of the fourth group of Ashraf residents for transfer to Liberty, Iraqi suppressive forces called SWAT attacked a number of residents by stone, sticks, iron bars and electric batons and beat them strongly. 29 residents including some women were injured.
Capt. Ahmad Khozeir and Lt. Heidar Azab, two Iraqi officers who have been disclosed of being the Iranian regime's mercenaries and were actively involved in massacres of July 2009 and April 2011, were present since the morning on the scene to persecute and harass residents, and disrupt loading of items. After insulting and swearing at Dr. Hassan Jazayeri, who has been Ashraf residents' physician for past 26 years, the residents who were present protested, and these two mercenaries ordered SWAT forces to attack with a specific plan.
LONDON, April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom
On the eve of the UN Security Council meeting on Iraq, dozens of members of both Houses of Parliament urge the UN Security Council to emphasise on the need to guarantee the minimum human rights and humanitarian standards for the residents of Camp Ashraf and Camp Liberty.
On Sunday afternoon, April 8, Liberty residents faced a big and dangerous snake more than 2.5 meters long, in one of the section 2 trailers (Photo is attached).
The snake apparently has entered the trailer through the holes on the floor and has caused grave concerns among the residents. Prior to this, some dangerous snakes were seen in the camp on February 26.
A group of prominent former officials say they refuse to abandon their support for the People's Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK) and their efforts to have the group removed from the State Department's terrorist list, despite indirect warnings from the Treasury Department that their support for the group could constitute a crime.
Gov. Ed Rendell: Washington D.C., April 6, 2012 - Thank you. Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you, All. I never knew obtaining a subpoena from your own government would be so much fun. (Laughter.)
You know, we watched the tape before the speaker started. We'd seen that tape before; I'd seen it on-line, not nearly as vividly as the tape that was shown here. But it made me think about the whole short history I've had with all of you with the PMOI and MEK with Madam Rajavi and it made me just absolutely disgusted that our government has spent so much of our treasure, money, yes, but more importantly the lives of over 4,000 men and women to put in place a government that would do that, it's absolutely stunning.
All Voices - By Antonio Stango Rome, Italy April 05, 2012
The phone kept ringing non-stop in the early hours of April 8 last year. At the other end of the phone was an Iranian friend I have known for years. It was very unusual for him to call that early. In a broken voice and as he was sobbing, he said Camp Ashraf was attacked by the Iraqi armed forces. I understood it would be a human rights disaster.
As a human rights activist who has monitored situations the world over, I have been familiar with the human rights situation in Iran for years and I analyzed the egregious conduct of Tehran rulers against its citizens, in particular its arch opponents. In particular, I have followed the ordeal regarding the residents of Camp Ashraf, home to thousands of members of the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), the principal Iranian opposition movement.