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Taghi Abbasian gave his life to end the suffering of others

A shocking story about Taghi Abassian who has lost his life due to a medical siege on camp Liberty imposed by Iraqi forces, This was posted on ASHCAM and i encourage you to read this story.

The following was written for ASHCAM by Habib Baradaran, a former Ashraf City resident who now lives in Camp Liberty.

http://ashcam.org/taghi-abbasian-gave-his-life-to-end-the-suffering-of-others/

I still hadn’t broken my fast when I heard the news of the death of my dear friend Taghi Abbasian in Camp Liberty. I’ll never forget that day. It was 18 September 2014, a grim day if ever there was one. I rushed to the camp’s clinic, my breakfast forgotten.

Camp Liberty, in the proximity of Baghdad’s International Airport, is where 2,800-odd Iranian refugees are living under prison-like conditions imposed by Iraqi forces loyal to former Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and the Iranian regime. Continue reading Taghi Abbasian gave his life to end the suffering of others

Iraq: Camp Liberty women mark Human Rights Day, demand rights respected

Posted on Canada Free Press http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/68273

By Shahriar Kia

On Wednesday, December 10, dozens of Iranian women, members of opposition to the Islamic fundamentalist regime of Iran, in Camp Liberty marked Human Rights Day and held placards calling for human rights to be respected in this camp.

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This letter to Prince Zeid reads in part:The participants of this rally issued a letter signed by the protesters requesting from UN High Commissioner of Human Rights ZeidRa’ad al-Hussein to support human rights and international humanitarian rights violated by Tehran-loyal Iraqi forces. Continue reading Iraq: Camp Liberty women mark Human Rights Day, demand rights respected

Maryam Rajavi: West must show resolve to stop Iran from obtaining nuclear bomb

Maryam Rajavi: West must show resolve if it is to stop Iranian regime from obtaining nuclear bomb

Cooperation with Iranian regime under pretense of fighting ISIS is not a solution but a recipe for disaster

Maryam Rajavi, Iranian Resistance President-elect Maryam Rajavi told a conference at the European Parliament on Wednesday, December 10: “The West needs to show resolve to stop Iran from obtaining the nuclear bomb.”

She stressed: “This nuclear program enjoys no legitimacy in the eyes of the Iranian people. According to government figures, 12 million Iranian people are suffering from hunger. They do not want this program to continue.”

Rajavi pointed to the increase in atrocities by the fundamentalists in Syria and Iraq, and asked: “Why are Western governments not standing up to a regime that is the ‘Godfather of ISIS’ with a record a hundred times worse than ISIS. How can European governments justify their silence vis-à-vis the regime’s suppression?  More regrettable is the fact that the regime’s lobby has been encouraged to promote collaboration with the Iranian regime as the solution to defeating ISIS. This is not a solution, but a recipe for disaster.” Continue reading Maryam Rajavi: West must show resolve to stop Iran from obtaining nuclear bomb

Iran Jeopardizes PMOI Refugees By Meddling in Camp Liberty Affairs

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The British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom (BPCIF) has issued a press release concerning recent baseless misleading remarks by Iraq’s minister of Human Rights, Mahdi al-Bayati, after his meeting with the Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General on Resettlement of Liberty Residents, Mrs Jane Holl-Lute.

The Iranian refugees in Camp Liberty, Iraq, designated as Protected Persons by the United Nations, were made promises by the United Nations and United States, in return for disarming.

The residents of the camp were originally in Camp Ashraf, but they were tricked into relocating to Camp Liberty by UN Special Representative Martin Kobler, who promised them safe passage and protection. Hundreds of the residents have been killed by Iraqi and Iranian operatives over the past few years in attacks inside their camps. Continue reading Iran Jeopardizes PMOI Refugees By Meddling in Camp Liberty Affairs

Patients protest Camp Liberty medical siege, demand UN-US action

Originally published by Canada Free Press

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On Wednesday, 26 November 2014, patients in Camp Liberty adjacent to Baghdad International Airport held a rally protesting the medical siege imposed by the Iraqi government on the residents of this camp.

The inhumane medical siege against Iranian dissidents, members of opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran in Iraq, continues after the transfer of their protection from the US government to the Iraqi government in early 2009 and with Nouri Maliki – a political ally of the Iranian regime – coming to power in Iraq. To this day 22 of these refugees have lost their lives due to the medical siege imposed by Iraqi forces while many more are facing the threat of death.

Nearly 2,700 Iranian refugees, one third being women, are residing in Camp Liberty. The UNHCR has registered all the camp as refugees and “persons of concern” under international protection. Based on official agreements, the UN and US government have responsibilities over the safety and security of these refugees until their complete resettlement in safe countries. Continue reading Patients protest Camp Liberty medical siege, demand UN-US action

Liberty residents are the voice of acid attacked women of Iran

By Nasrin Feizi, Camp Liberty

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A global campaign has targeted the recent crimes of the mullahs’ regime in Iran against women with widespread denunciations. Condemning the medieval crime of acid attacks on women under the mullah-fabricated pretext of improper veiling on one hand, and the execution of a heroine who defended her dignity in the face of a security agent of the mullahs’ regime on the other, remain in the media and continue being condemned by US and European officials.

Coinciding with these condemnations, however, day by day pressures on Liberty residents are increasing. Iraqi forces stationed in Camp Liberty are even preventing Liberty residents from using their own forklifts and other equipment to carry heavy loads. And we Liberty residents, men and women, young and old, have no other choice but carry these loads with our bare hands and on our own shoulders. Continue reading Liberty residents are the voice of acid attacked women of Iran

When the broken legs stand up

By Bahman Bakhshi, Camp Liberty

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November 6, 1981- Tehran

I couldn’t feel the chill in the air. But in that ill-fated afternoon, when my friend Bahman and I were being hunted by Iranian revolutionary guards (IRGC), I felt the cold Tehran autumn quite well. The IRGC guards – or Khomeini’s extremist militants – who were beginning to plant the seed of Islamic extremism in Iran and the Middle East, wanted to arrest us for our opposition to Khomeini’s dictatorship and our support for the PMOI. We were rushing through a narrow alley that connected to a larger street, when, in one of the corners, we suddenly smashed into a passing Peugot 504 and both fell on the ground. Continue reading When the broken legs stand up