Reuters: Iranian dissident group releases video of attack on camp in Iraq

Wednesday, 20 April 2011 16:49    .The National Council of Resistance of Iran releases footage of what it says are Iraqi troops killing residents of an Iranian dissident camp in Iraq.

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REUTERS – PARIS, FRANCE – APRIL 19, 2011

1. VARIOUS NATIONAL COUNCIL OF RESISTANCE IN IRAN (NCRI) NEWS CONFERENCE CAMP ASHRAF, IRAQ (APRIL 08, 2011) (NCRI – ACCESS ALL)

 2. VARIOUS NIGHT TIME SHOTS OF VEHICLES MOVING IN WITH TROOPS

3. SHOTS AUDIBLE, EXPLOSIONS

4. PEOPLE RETREATING UNDER FIRE

5. PEOPLE BEING FACED BY ARMED FORCES WITH POLICE SHIELDS PARIS, FRANCE (APRIL 19, 2011) (REUTERS – ACCESS ALL)

6. NCRI FOREIGN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE MEMBER, SHAHIN GOBADI, WITH JOURNALISTS

7. (SOUNDBITE) (English) NCRI FOREIGN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE MEMBER, SHAHIN GOBADI, SAYING: “The raid against Camp Ashraf on April the 8th was decided at the highest levels of the Iraqi army, on the orders of Nouri al-Maliki, the Iraqi prime minister. It’s time for the UN to step in to ensure the protection of these people, who were all protected, people under the fourth Geneva convention. We have asked for a special investigation by the UN Security Council, and a special rapporteur, to investigate the atrocities in Camp Ashraf.”

8. VARIOUS STILL PICTURES OF CAMP ASHRAF ATTACK DISPLAYED AT NEWS CONFERENCE

9. (SOUNDBITE) (English) NCRI SPOKESMAN, SHAHIN GOBADI, SAYING: “Unfortunately the US has not done its responsibility because every single resident of Camp Ashraf has signed an agreement with the US that their rights will be protected and they will be protected until the final examination of their status. Unfortunately the US has not carried this commitment and it’s time that they do it.” CAMP ASHRAF, IRAQ (FILE – APRIL 08, 2011) (NCRI – ACCESS ALL)

10. ARMED FORCES FIRING IN DIRECTION OF CAMERA

11. MAN ON GROUND, BLOOD AROUND NECK

12. ARMED FORCES AIMING AND FIRING TOWARDS CROWD

13. FREEZE FRAME, RED RING AROUND PERSON FIRING

14. MAN ON GROUND, INANIMATE, BLOODSTAINED

15. VARIOUS FLAMES, WRECKAGE

16. SOLDIER GESTURING, FIRING TOWARDS CROWD

17. OPPONENTS WITH STONES AND SLINGSHOTS

18. VARIOUS OF CASUALTIES LAID OUT ON STRETCHERS, MUSIC OVERLAID BY SOURCE STORY:

The National Council of Resistance of Iran released video on Tuesday (April 19) showing what its says is an assault by Iraqi forces on an Iranian dissident camp in Iraq in which 34 people died. The video shows forces storming the camp, opening fire and wounded people being carried away. Bodies are laid out on stretchers at the end.

The United Nations has said 34 people died in the attack although the death toll is disputed by Iraqi authorities who say only three people were killed in the operation and others were dead before troops moved in.

Shahin Gobadi, a member of the NCRI’s foreign affairs committee, said journalists and lawyers have been forbidden access to the camp. “The raid against Camp Ashraf on April the 8th was decided at the highest levels of the Iraqi army, on the orders of Nouri al-Maliki, the Iraqi prime minister. It’s time for the UN to step in to ensure the protection of these people, who were all protected, people under the fourth Geneva convention,” he said. “We have asked for a special investigation by the UN Security Council, and a special rapporteur, to investigate the atrocities in Camp Ashraf,”

he added. Ashraf is the base of the People’s Mujahideen Organization of Iran, which the United States, Iraq and Iran consider a terrorist organisation, although the European Union removed it from its terrorism blacklist in 2009. The NCRI is its political wing.

 

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