Iraq: 45 lawmakers condemn deadly attack on Iranian dissidents camp

NCRI – Forty-five Iraqi lawmakers have condemned the deadly rocket attack on December 26 against Camp Liberty that resulted in killing three and injuring 71 Iranian dissidents in Iraq.

The lawmakers said: “The Iraqi government has proven that it has neither the will nor the ability to protect these refugees.”

In a letter to the United Nations Secretary General , the 45 Iraqi parliamentarians said that the continued killing defenseless Iranian refugees who are considered protected person based on 4th Geneva Convention is clearly a crime against humanity.

“The inaction of the international community in dealing with this situation is absolutely unacceptable,” the parliamentarians said according to the report by an Arabic language news website.

“Four months after the terrible massacre of September 1, at Camp Ashraf , which killed 52 people and seven of the refugees were taken hostage, the Iraqi government has proven that it has neither the will nor the ability to protect these refugees,” the letter added.

The Iraqi parliamentarians emphasized: “The claim of the attack by a militia openly affiliated with the Iraqi and Iranian governments aims at diverting the attention from the real responsibility of perpetrators.”

“This proves more than ever that Camp Liberty must be recognized as soon as possible by UNHCR as a refugee camp under the responsibility of the United Nations.”

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