The blockade, particularly denial of free access to medical care, imposed against Iranians in Camp Liberty has intensified since the Iranian regime’s Quds Force commander, Qassem Suleimani, and the head of its Supreme Security Council, Ali Shamkhani, met with Iraqi National Security Advisor Faleh Al-Fayad.
The Iranian Resistance renews calls on U.S. and U.N. to end this blockade.
On Wednesday, September 17, Iraqi intelligence agents obstructed the transfer of a Camp Liberty resident suffering from acute eye disease to the hospital in Baghdad. This stonewalling was justified by the ludicrous pretext that all patients may go only to one hospital.
The forces also did not allow nurses and interpreters for two other patients to accompany them. This measure makes things extremely hard for the patients and makes their dialogue with hospital physician and staff quite difficult and next to impossible. Continue reading
Originally published on Clarion Project
In an unprecedented move, U.S. President Barack Obama chose in previous weeks to help the Yazidi and Turkmen communities in northern Iraq, who were besieged by the Islamic State (IS). The measures undertaken included humanitarian-aid drops as well as military support aimed at protecting the beleaguered communities and providing them with life-saving assistance. Following the U.S. intervention, other countries, including Britain, France and Germany contributed to the effort.
The decision, which some refer to a turning point in Obama’s foreign policy, is a testament to the fact that the international community can and must do more to prevent humanitarian crises across the globe.
In contrast, there are glaring instances of other catastrophes that could have been prevented with much less effort, but were abandoned and allowed to develop at the cost of many innocent lives. Continue reading
It has been 28 days that the Iraqi forces have intensified the inhumane siege on Camp Liberty at the behest of the Iranian regime. On Monday September 8, the Iraqi forces once again prevented the fuel tanker from entering the camp and forcibly returned it to the airport area from the camp entrance.
Thus, in the past five weeks only four fuel tankers have entered the camp, that provide less than 10 percent of the minimum needed fuel for the camp. This is while Liberty is not connected to the power grid and the entire infrastructure and vital installations rely on electricity generated by the generators. Continue reading
The United Nations must hold the government of Iraq responsible for the blockade of vital supplies into Camp Liberty, and protect the residents until they can be moved to safety, former UN Secretary General Special Representative for Iraq has demanded.
Adrianus Melkert also told a conference in Paris on September 1 that the EU and US must urgently break the deadlock that is holding Camp Liberty Iranian residents ‘hostage’ at the camp near Baghdad airport.
Mr. Melkert was speaking on the first anniversary of the massacre of 52 Iranian dissidents incamp Ashraf on September 1, 2013 when Iraqi forces of Nouri al-Maliki attacked some 100 defenceless residents of Camp Ashraf in Iraq and killed 52 members of the Peoples Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) and abducted 7 others including 6 women. Continue reading
Upon orders by Ali Khamenei, the clerical regime in Iran has tasked Iraqi government of Nouri al-Maliki to impose an all out blockade against Iranians in Camp Liberty
The Iranian regime has sold hundreds of millions of dollars worth of weapons and ammunition to the Iraqi government of Nouri al-Maliki in violation of UN Security Council resolutions by taking advantage of the his last weeks in office as Iraqi Prime Minister, credible reports from inside Iran obtained by the Iranian Resistance reveals.
The sales are based on an accord in clear violation of UN Security Council Resolution 1747 banning ‘export/procurement of any arms and related materiel from Iran’ was reached during a visit to Baghdad by the Iranian regime’s foreign minister on August 24, 2014. Continue reading
Today is the 18th day that the Iraq government has blocked food, fuel and water to some 3,000 residents are of Camp Liberty in Iraq, reports Eric Shawn of Fox News, quoting the Iranian Resistance.
“They accuse Tehran of using the chaos in the Middle East to squeeze in to try to kill its critics by starving them to death.”
The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) has called on US and the United Nations to intervene before it is too late. Continue reading
The European Iraqi Freedom Association strongly condemned the fuel, food and humanitarian blockade imposed against Iranian refugees in Camp Liberty by the Iraqi government. The statement issued by Struan Stevenson, president of the EIFA, follows.
27 August 2014 – The blockade of Iranian refugees in Camp Liberty near Baghdad continues. The 2,800 refugees, including 800 women, are now completely out of fuel. Generators have shut down. Water pumps are unable to work. Food stored in the refrigerators is now spoiling. Blackwater tanks are overflowing due to the Iraqi government preventing sewage from being removed from the camp.
On Tuesday 26 August 2014, the pumping of water to Camp Liberty stopped, as fuel for the camp’s generators finally ran out. Iraqi government forces have prevented fuel, food and medical supplies from entering the camp since August 16, causing catastrophic problems. The lack of generating capacity means the 2,800 refugees have no electricity, no air conditioning despite 50 degrees centigrade heat and now, no water. This constitutes a crime against humanity perpetrated by the Iraqi government who signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the UN in which they guaranteed to look after the welfare and safety of the camp’s residents. Continue reading