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Camp Liberty siege, obstructing entry of clothes; breach of Memorandum of Understanding between UN and Iraq

Call for putting an end to violations of the MoU that the US and the EU had supported and guaranteed

On Thursday, August 20, 2015, Iraqi forces associated with the governmental committee tasked to suppress the Camp Liberty residents that is controlled by Iraqi National Security Advisor Faleh Fayyad obstructed the entry of clothes bought by the residents into Camp Liberty. The Iraqi agents stated that they have been ordered to prevent clothes from entering the camp. They stalled the vehicle carrying the clothes and returned it after a few hours without even inspecting the vehicle. The residents had informed UNAMI in advance of the purchase of the clothes and their delivery to Camp Liberty.

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Iran: Human rights institutions and women’s rights defenders are once again called upon to secure immediate release of Ms. Nargess Mohammadi

Nargess Mohammadi is in poor health condition due to lack of medical care
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Political prisoner and human rights activist Ms. Nargess Mohammadi remains medically uncared for despite her deteriorating conditions. Yesterday, following eight hours of muscle paralysis, she was transferred to a hospital outside prison. However, despite the insistence of the physicians that she needs medical care, she was returned back to Evin Prison while partially unconscious.

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UN rapporteur calls for an end to executions in Iran

 

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Ahmad Shaheed, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran

Ahmad Shaheed, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran on Friday, August 14th called on Iran to immediately call-off the execution of political prisoner Mohammad Ali Taheri.
Taheri is serving his sentence of five years after he was condemned on August 1st on charges described by the Iranian regime as “corruption on Earth”. He was arrested back in May 2011 on charges of “insulting the sanctities” and condemned to five years in prison.

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Kurdish political prisoner hanged in Iran

The Iranian regime’s henchmen on Sunday hanged a Kurdish political prisoner in the central prison of the city of Tabriz, northwest Iran, without informing his family.

Sirvan Nezhavi, was arrested on July 5, 2011 in the city of Karaj and was charged with ‘Moharebeh’ (waging war on God) for membership in a Kurdish group that opposes the Iranian regime.

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Call for ending the antihuman siege on Liberty

The siege and antihuman restrictions imposed on Camp Liberty, the heat wave in Iraq in the recent days that is among the hottest places on earth, has the Liberty residents face excruciating conditions and several fold problems. See a short video about Camp Liberty condition here.

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IRAN Iraq: US Senate committee approves bill on Camp Liberty

The United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations has approved a bill on the issue of protection of thousands of members of the main Iranian opposition group People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) living in Camp Liberty, Iraq.

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