Independent and impartial investigations with presence of representatives and lawyers of residents is necessary in preventing a recurrence of crime against humanity
NCRI – Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, described the joint objective of the clerical regime and its puppet government in Iraq in the September 1st criminal massacre of Ashraf as destroying the realistic and accessible solution to provide security to over 3,000 Iranian refugees in Camp Liberty. She stated that they want to pave the way for further attacks and massacres in Liberty. Mrs. Rajavi added that the atrocious massacre in Ashraf, demonstrated the atrocity and brutality of the religious fascism ruling Iran and its puppets in Iraq. Machine gunning down the wounded in Ashraf clinic and delivering coups de grace while they were on hospital beds by agents of Khamenei and Maliki is the other side of the coin of chemical bombing of Damascus outskirt by Khamenei and the Syrian dictator.
She underscored: “UN and the U.S. government with direct responsibility for security of residents of Ashraf and Liberty for various reasons, need to resort to practical measures after this great crime against humanity. In particular, protection of Liberty and Ashraf that was illegally handed over to Iraqi killers in 2009, should be given to UN blue helmets according to international law, including the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) as well as article 45 of the Fourth Geneva Convention.”
President-elect of the Resistance reiterated on the necessity to convene an international fact-finding committee and to conduct independent and thorough investigations into the September 1st massacre, with presence of residents’ and victims’ representatives and lawyers, to refer the case to the Security Council, and to prosecute and punish the perpetrators. She expressed hope that investigations would not be forgotten with time as in the past four massacres in Ashraf and Liberty adding that impartial investigation is the first step in preventing recurrence of crime against humanity and that permitting any interference in the investigations by the main culprit, i.e. government of Iraq, is contrary to the objective of the investigations and ought to be adamantly avoided.
Yesterday, Iraqi “security sources” told Reuters that Iraqi Army and Special Forces opened fire on residents emphasizing that “they believe that the residents were unarmed”. On that same day, two officials from Iraqi Interior Ministry told CNN that “following several rounds of mortar fire, security forces attacked Camp Ashraf”.
Also, the intelligence minister of mullahs’ regime said yesterday: “Iraqi government has been forced to confront the terrorists residing in Ashraf Base.” And IRGC declared in its statement that “the sturdy children of Iraqi martyred Mojaheds, in a revolutionary act, took their historic revenge on the Mojahedin Organization”.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
September 2, 2013