By Ahmad Rahbar
The cold and faceless 4-meter high cement walls of Liberty, a camp adjacent to Baghdad International Airport, have separated me from the outside world. This is a prison where its detainees are jailed for having liberal, progressive beliefs in democracy and freedom.
Due to Tehran’s influence in Iraq, the management of this camp is in the hands of elements that actually support the Iranian regime.
The members of this camp management team are the same individuals who were involved in a number of massacres against the residents, and each day they add to their harassment. However, despite all this hardship the residents are determined that even if the conditions become one hundred thousand times harder than this, they will never quit their struggle to realize freedom for the Iranian people.
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By: Abdullah P.
Once upon a time, down in a country yard, lived a mother sheep with her four beautiful yeanlings. Not far from their cote lived a cunning Wolf who dreamed day and night of eating the four little yeanlings. Time to time, in the absence of mother ship, the wolf lurked to hunt the frolicking kids. But each time he got close the four kids ran away to cleverly hide themselves inside the cote. Mother always advised them to be vigilant about strangers. Every time mother returned home she had to show her arms, through the door, to assure the kids it was her and not the wolf.
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By Nasrin Faiz
When we sit down to review the events and developments of Camp Ashraf and Camp Liberty, after its residents transfer, we come to realize a painful fact materializing before our very eyes. From 2009 when the protection of Camp Ashraf, home to over 3,000 Iranian dissidents in exile in Iraq, was handed over from the Americans to Iraqi forces – in violation of all US commitments – and to this very day in 2015 Liberty residents remain under the most cruel medical and logistical sieges in history, there has not been a single day in the past seven years that Liberty residents have not witnessed painful violation of their rights. The words human rights violations are common words, and it simply cannot describe what we have gone through. In these seven years the rights that were violated in camps Ashraf and Liberty all came at the price of human lives.
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The remarks made on April 20 by Khamenei strangely resulted in a mutual response from the regime’s various factions. Newspapers affiliated to both major factions of the regime bolded their headlines with the high alert announced by Khamenei in his remarks. Delivering a speech before a number of army officers and personnel, he was unprecedentedly blunt in talking about the threats his regime is facing, calling on “all (military) apparatuses and others” to “high alert”, and emphasizing to take this as an order. Through such remarks he rang the bells inside the regime.
Continue reading Iran: Two factions respond in one voice to Khamenei’s cries of danger, why?
She gets hold of her camera and checks the battery; it’s not fully charged. She thinks to herself, for the job I have it should be fully charged, most probably I won’t have access to any electricity.
It might be my last day of filming, she thought; because former Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki threatened he would attack Ashraf, home to more than 3000 Iranian dissidents, members of Iranian opposition.
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Mr. Jalal Abedini is the 25th PMOI member that loses his life due to the medical blockade. Numerous requests for his transfer had been sent in the list of patients to various countries, including Finland and Britain, as well as the lists of patients sent to Ms. Jane Lute, representative of UN Secretary-General.
Call by Mrs. Rajavi on the United States and the United Nations for swift action to end the medical blockade which is a clear case of crime against humanity.
Friday afternoon, 17 April 2015, Mr. Jalal Abedini, a Camp Liberty resident, lost his life following a 6-hour-long surgery in a hospital in Baghdad due to an anti-human medical blockade and lack of free access to hospital and medical services and delay in treatment and surgery.
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Today morning, April 9, number of residents from Camp Liberty, located at the BIAP, Baghdad, that is residency for members of PMOI, participated in a protest. They protested against illegal arrest of one of residents by the name of Safar Zakery and the extension of his detention that is taken hostages by the investigation judge under false pretense.
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