EP Vice-President: Iraq must release 7 Camp Ashraf hostages

NCRI – Alejo Vidal-Quadras MEP, Vice-President of the European Parliament from the centre-right EPP welcomed the adoption of a resolution on Thursday condemning the September 1 massacre of Camp Ashraf residents in Iraq.

In a video message Dr. Vidal-Quadras said “I urge Iraq to stop its violent terror campaign against the 3000 Iranian democratic opposition members in camp Liberty and to release the 7 PMOI (MEK) members who were abducted by Iraqi forces last month.” The resolution was passed as the worldwide hunger strike by Iranian dissidents including hundreds of residents of Camp Liberty is in its six week.

The hunger strike is part of an international campaign urging the U.S. Government and the United Nations and the EU to act to free seven Camp Ashraf residents taken hostage by Iraqi forces under the command of Nouri Al-Maliki.

The seven Camp Ashraf residents that include six women were taken hostage during the September 1 attack on the camp. The Iraqi forces also killed 52 members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) by delivering coup de grace shots while some handcuffe

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