The United Nations Refugee Agency on Monday published an updated statement on the situation of several thousand members of the main Iranian opposition group People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI), or Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK), in Camp Liberty in Iraq.
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This article originally posted on The Hill
By Shahriar Kia
Despite the fact that a chorus of so-called Iranian human rights advocates, many dispatched by the regime in Tehran, began to place their weight behind the nuclear deal between P5+1 and Iran, the opposition had beforehand warned of a resulting crackdown. The mullahs in Iran consider the nuclear agreement, and in fact any other pact signed with any party, or parties, of the international community as a green light to step up human rights violations and deadly meddling across the globe. Therefore, recent arrests of journalists and other such measures are of no surprise.
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President Obama on has signed the annual U.S. defense policy bill that includes a seven points amendment on the security and protection of members of Iranian opposition, People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI or MEK) in Camp Liberty, Iraq.
The bill approved by the United States House of Representatives and Senate, which has been signed to a law by President Barack Obama on 25 November 2015 states:
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For nearly 5 years the Revolutionary Guards Quds Force’s notorious chief Qassem Suleimani has been spearheading Iran’s full-pledged support for the Syrian dictator Bashar Assad. This shadowy figure has been the symbol of Tehran’s infamous plots in Syria, and reports have also indicated Suleimani was running the show and issuing orders to senior Syrian generals and political officials, and at times, even Assad himself. Enjoying the full support of and reporting only to Iranian supreme leader Ali Khamenei, Suleimani had unimaginable authority in Syria. That is why a recent report of the Quds Force chief being severely injured in clashes south of Aleppo has sounded major alarm bells in Tehran, and the entire region.
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Hirelings disguised as family members of Camp Liberty residents were taken to Iraqi parliament in ludicrous theatrics organized by Iranian regime’s embassy and Governmental Committee tasked to suppress Camp Liberty residents
A delegation of European, U.S. and Arab lawyers and parliamentarians ought to visit Camp Liberty
NCRI – In complicity with an infamous agent of the Qods Force, Abbas Albayati affiliated with Nouri al-Maliki, the Iranian regime’s embassy in Baghdad and the Governmental Committee tasked to suppress Camp Liberty residents headed by government’s security advisor Faleh Fayyaz, arranged for a group of regime’s Ministry of Intelligence (MOIS) and Qods Force hirelings disguised as the residents’ families to visit the parliament of Iraq on Tuesday, 24 November 2015, in an obvious attempt to take advantage of meetings with a number of legislators, including Messrs. Hamam Hamoudi and Arshad Salehi. The measure is intended to repeat the regime’s fabrications against Liberty residents and pave the way for future massacres.
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On the morning of 19 June 1982, we had just eaten breakfast in the IRGC prison in the northern city of Lahijan. We tried sat in the corner of our cell in order to read a book. There were nine of us and were confined in a 16 meter squared cell. We were all political prisoners and opposed the religious regime in Iran for the crimes it had carried out against youths and freedom-loving individuals. Suddenly, the cell door that was locked with a heavy chain opened. The guard looked at us and said: Mohammad and Abdullah Samizadeh, come out! Mohaammad and Abdullah were brothers; both stepped out of the cell after a moment. I was a bit surprised; why did they take Mohammad and Abdullah at 7 in the morning I thought to myself. We became worried.
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Arresting PMOI families: hefty price for freedom and democracy
Since the first days of the mullahs’ rule in Iran, pressuring PMOI families to cooperate with the regime has been a long lasting policy. Over the past three decades thousands of PMOI families have been harassed, tortured, even executed. This policy has continued in recent years with the regime arresting and executing individuals just because their relatives were members of the PMOI at Ashraf or now Camp Liberty.
The latest of such arrests came on 11 October when the parents of PMOI member, Shaqayeq Azimi, were arrested just because their daughter was a member of the PMOI. At a recent conference in the British Parliament Ms. Azimi addressed the British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom and spoke about this incident. She said:
“I was informed a few days ago that my parents have been arrested in Iran on October 11 due to the activities of my sister and me and for being supporters and sympathizers of the PMOI (MEK).
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