As Camp Liberty electricity is cut off and air-conditioners stop working many residents suffer from heat stroke
Iraqi forces prevent transfer of six patients, including a cancer patient, to the hospital
On Monday, August 25, a number of residents, including a group of women, suffered heat stroke and were taken to camp’s Iraqi clinic in dire conditions. After two weeks of preventing entry of fuel, many of the generators that produce electricity have come to a standstill and the air-conditioners have stopped working. In such conditions, in the extreme heat of Iraq, living in metal containers is unbearable and everyday there are residents who suffer heat stroke. Continue reading
Pumping of water to Camp Liberty comes to a halt as fuel for electric generator at the pumping station runs out
Iranian Resistance calls on the United States for urgent action to end the criminal siege on Camp Liberty
Since 10 a.m. Tuesday morning, August 26, pumping of water to Camp Liberty has come to a complete halt. This happens following 14 days of obstruction of entry of fuel to Camp Liberty by Maliki’s forces and as the fuel for the electric generator at the pumping station that is outside the camp finally ran out. Continue reading
The Iranian Resistance calls on U.S. and U.N. to take urgent measures to revoke inhumane blockade of Camp Liberty and to provide safety and security for the residents
The Government of Iraq is escalating its inhumane and repressive measures against Iranian refugees in Camp Liberty .
1. The Iraqi forces of Nouri al-Maliki stationed at Camp Liberty on Monday (August 20) intensified their criminal policy of blockading the entry of basic necessities of the camp’s residents.
In addition to blocking the entry of fuel and black-water tankers, the forces prevented the vehicles supplying food stuff and medicine from entry the camp that houses Iranian refugees.
The escalation of repressive measures and implementing the orders of the religious dictatorship ruling Iran are taking place after the latest visit to Iraq by Ali Shamkhani, Iran’s Secretary of Supreme National Security Council, and Qassim Suleimani, the head of the terrorist Quds Force, during which they met with Maliki and his national security advisor Faleh Fayyaz. Continue reading
Iraqi forces are preventing the delivery of fuel to Iranians refugees in Camp Liberty, impeding the transfer of critically ill patients to hospitals.
According to reports and documents obtained from inside the Iranian regime by the Iranian Resistance, Nouri al-Maliki’sNational Security Advisor has ordered repressive Iraqi forces in Camp Liberty to intensify the pressure on and blockade the Iranian refugees in the camp.
The repressive measures include limiting resident’s access to outside the camp as much as possible, and taking measures to make residents feel unsafe in the camp. Continue reading
A full investigation must be carried out into the September 1, 2013, massacre of 52 members of the People’s Mojaheidn Organization of Iran at Camp Ashraf, and the abduction of seven residents, a leading member of Advisory Committee of the UN Human Rights Council has demanded.
Jean Ziegler, Deputy of the Advisory Committee of the UN Human Rights Council, told a conference in Geneva: “On 9 December, 2013, six United Nations special procedures mandate holders including myself issued a press release and appeal demanding an investigation of the massacres of the 52 residents of camp Ashraf and enforced disappearance of of 7 residents.”
“An independent investigation remains a priority, which I reaffirm today. Barely two weeks before the first anniversary of the massacre a year ago,” he added.
He also praised Maryam Rajavi’s leadership of the Iranian Resistance, adding: “I salute your perseverance and express here my solidarity as the United Nations rapporteur with all victims in particular with the victims of the massacres not only in Ashraf and camp Liberty but before.
“I reaffirm the right of the victims to truth to an independent investigation of the massacres and disappearances and the right to justice.”
Iraqi forces under the command of Nouri al-Maliki massacred PMOI membersat Camp Ashraf on September 1 last year at the behest of the Iranian regime.
The August 13 conference in which Mrs Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the Iranian Resistance was keynote speaker, was chaired by Ms. Anne-Marie Lizin, Honorary President of the Belgian Senate. Continue reading
Preventing entry of fuel for six days in a row has made Camp Liberty residents face a dangerous humanitarian crisis
On Monday, August 18, 2014, for the sixth day in a row the Iraqi forces stationed at Camp Liberty located near Baghdad International Airport, home to Iranian refugees in Iraq, prevented entry of fuel that is essential for providing the minimum humanitarian needs of the residents.
Providing minimum daily necessities in Camp Liberty relies on the continuous and non-stop flow of fuel into the camp.
The fuel powers generators which are used for lighting, cooking food, storing foodstuffs, air conditioning in trailers where the residents live, the purification of water and pumping it into the camp and the drainage of black water.
Liberty is now facing a critical situation in this regard; dozens suffer heat stroke every day, and the sick and the elderly are in a dangerous condition. Continue reading
While recent developments in Iraq have worried the Iranian regime, Tehran is moving fast and frantically to avoid losing its sway over the Iraqi government and territory. Recent reports and finding on the involvement of Iranian forces and Iran-backed militias in clashes across Iraq are testament to the fact.
Of particular interest to the Iranian regime is the situation of thousands of PMOI opposition members residing in Camp Liberty, in the vicinity of Baghdad International Airport, who have been living in prison-like conditions under the control of the Iran-aligned government of Nouri al-Maliki. The Iranian regime has been taking advantage of the unrest in Iraq and the current power vacuum to strike at its most-feared opponents and possibly eliminate them as a threat. Continue reading