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ISJ condemns Iraqi Government’s inhuman food and water blockade to Camp Liberty residents

The blockade imposed by the Iraqi government against Camp Liberty refugees has become the source of international worries and indignation. In the following press release, the International Committee in Search of Justice has condemned the siege against the Iranian refugees and has called on the U.S. and UN to live up to their moral and legal commitments.

Call on U.S. Government and the UN to uphold their responsibilities and prevent another humanitarian tragedy in Iraq
ISJ, 27 August 2014, Madrid – Some 2800 Iranian refugees, including 800 women, are held under unbearable conditions in Camp Liberty near Baghdad airport. It has been more than two weeks now that the Iraqi government is preventing fuel to enter the camp.

Camp Liberty’s electricity is only provided by electric generators running on fuel. Therefore the health of the residents and all infrastructures and basic life affairs are now seriously at risk as the fuel reserves finished yesterday morning and water pumps stopped working. Continue reading

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MEPs call for action to end deadly siege on Iranian refugees in Camp Liberty, Iraq

 

 

The intensification of inhuman siege on Camp Liberty drew widespread international condemnation among human rights activists, political dignitaries and lawmakers. Following is the press release by the European Parliament, Committee of Friends of a Free Iran, condemning the siege imposed by the Iraqi government and calling on U.S.,UN and EU to act immediately to lift the siege.

Press release by European Parliament – Friends of a Free Iran
From Tuesday 12 August 2014, the Iraqi forces stationed outside Camp Liberty near Baghdad airport are preventing fuel entry to the camp where some 2800 defenceless refugees, including 800 women, members of the Iranian opposition PMOI, are being held in prison like conditions. Continue reading

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Iraq – URGENT : Camp Liberty Iranians suffer from heat stroke

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

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URGENT – Iraq: Water pumps stop in Camp Liberty as fuel siege continues

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

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Iraq: Maliki forces block food delivery to Camp Liberty Iranians

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

Iraq: Maliki’s forces intensifying inhumane blockade on Camp Liberty

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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

Iraqi forces continue preventing entry of fuel tankers to Camp Liberty

Preventing entry of fuel for six days in a row has made Camp Liberty residents face a dangerous humanitarian crisis

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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