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
Mr. Jean Ziegler, member of the Advisory Committee of the UN Human Rights Council has called on the United Nation to station Blue Helmets to protect Iranian refugees in Camp Liberty who are facing danger in Iraq.
Mr. Ziegler told the Swiss TV channel Leman Blue on Wednesday: “We in the United Nations Advisory Committee of the UN Human Rights Council have two demand: Firstly, we want the United Nations to launch a credible international investigation into the massacre in Camp Ashraf which left tens killed. Secondly we demand that the UN Blue Helmets provide protection for the residents of Camp Liberty whose life are in danger daily. Continue reading
Source: Clarion Project
The mullahs rely on their regional proxies to instigate civil conflicts and stoke the fires of sectarianism in the countries of the region.
BY SHAHRIAR KIA
August 14th, 2014
Islamic Fundamentalism, the Iranian regime’s weapons of choice in the Middle-East
Everyone agrees that the Middle East region has become a hodgepodge of religious, ethnic and sectarian conflicts, with the prospects of a respite in death and destruction indeed being bleak. The effects are most evident in Iraq, Syria, Palestine, and more recently in Libya and Lebanon. Other countries are not immune and are under the imminent threat of being pulled into the fray by joining one of the many confusing conflicts that are ravaging the region.
Where opinions diverge is how to deal with this crisis.
Erroneous interpretations by regional and world powers in pinpointing the true source of the disaster and careless dithering in laying out a suitable roadmap and an effective approach to tackle the problem have given rise to the perception that peace and stability in the Middle East as a hopeless cause. Continue reading
For the third day in a row, on Friday, August 15, the Iraqi forces stationed at Camp Liberty located near Baghdad International Airport, home to Iranian refugees in Iraq, have prevented the delivery of fuel that is essential for providing the minimum humanitarian needs of the residents.
On Wednesday, August 13, the Iraqi forces prevented the entry of a fuel tanker to the camp and confiscated the vehicle. The tanker has been delivering the fuel purchased by the residents in the camp ever since the Iranian refugees transferred to Camp Liberty. Continue reading
Iraqi Prime Ministry agents in Camp Liberty have stepped up their abuses and repressive measures against Iranian refugees in Iraq in recent days, in particular obstructing the transfer of cancer patients from camp to hospitals.
1. On Sunday, August 10, as a result of stone-walling by the criminal Major Ahmed Khozeir – one of the main agents behind three massacres in Camp Ashraf – four patients heading to Baghdad for radiotherapy and medical exams were not able to go to the hospital and keep their appointments for treatment. Continue reading
On Monday August 4, the Iraqi forces prevented the transfer of six Iranians in Camp Liberty to Baghdad hospitals to attend appointments which had long been arranged to receive medical treatment. Two of the patients were seeking treatment for cancer and one patient appointment was for undergoing surgery.
Despite the transfer of the patients being coordinated, the Iraqi forces affiliated to the Iraqi Prime Ministry told the residents on Sunday evening that patients were allowed to go to only one hospital and the number of accompanying persons and their interpreters had to be reduced to two. Thus, the residents were forced to eliminate two patients. Continue reading
The West has made the ‘strategic mistake’ of side-lining the Iranian Resistance and instead engaging with the Iranian regime in a fruitless bid to halt their production of a nuclear bomb, a leading Middle Eastern expert has told a conference in Paris.
Dr Walid Phares, professor and commentator on global terrorism and Middle Eastern affairs, also accused the international community of abandoning Iranian dissidents affiliated with the People’s Mojaheidn Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) stranded in Camp Liberty in Iraq, which he branded a ‘jail’. Continue reading
At a senate briefing at Capitol Hill, entitled “Tumult in Iraq: Maliki’s Role and Iran’s Nefarious Influence,” several senior former officials and a U.S. senator strongly condemned the Iranian regime’s destructive role in Iraq.
Armed Services and Appropriation committees member Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO), former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge, former Democratic National Committee Chair and Vermont Governor Howard Dean, former State Department Policy Planning director Ambassador Mitchell Reiss, prominent author and Middle East expert Dr. Walid Phares, and former Senior Antiterrorism/Force Protection Officer, Coalition Forces – Iraq, Retired Col. Wes Martin spoke at the briefing. Continue reading