Iraqi forces block fuel entering Camp Liberty, hamper residents’ access to medical services

NCRI – On Thursday, September 18, the Iraqi forces once again obstructed entry of a fuel tanker and gasoline to Camp Liberty and returned the tanker from the entrance to the airport area. Since two months ago, at the behest of the Iranian regime and following a visit by Ali Shamkhani, Secretary of mullahs’ regime Supreme Security Council, and Qasem Soleimani, Commander of its terrorist Quds Force, the Iraqi forces have intensified the criminal and anti-human siege on Camp Liberty.

Camp Liberty residents need at least two fuel tankers (34000 liters of fuel) per day, but in the past 37 days only 18% of the needed fuel has been allowed into the camp. Camp Liberty is not connected to the national electric grid and all of its vital facilities, such as lighting, cooling systems, refining of water, cooking and discharge of black water completely depend on the electricity produced by camp’s power generators.

Preventing entry of fuel in the heat of Iraq is a physical and psychological torture of the residents and part of Iranian regime’s and its Iraqi cohorts’ plan for tormenting them to death. Another part of this plan is the medical siege of Camp Liberty that since 2009 has led to the death of 21 residents. The last victim was PMOI member Mr. Taghi Abbasian who passed away in the early morning hours of today (Thursday, September 18). In numerous letters to the head of the UNAMI Human Rights Office, he had complained of the obstructions by Government of Iraq against his medical treatment albeit the fact that the letters did not raise any effective actions.

Reminding the repeated and written commitments of the United Nations and the U.S. government concerning the well-being and security of Camp Liberty residents, the Iranian Resistance calls for immediate action for the revocation of the criminal blockade of Camp Liberty and the free access of residents to essential goods and services, including fuel, food…, as well as residents’ free access to medical services.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
September 18, 2014

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